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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES TO RE-OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JULY 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming visitors back to Holme Bird Observatory from Monday 13th July 2020, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you once again. Thank you to all our members and visitors for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please be aware that we are not yet able to restore full access.

Some restrictions must continue and these are as follows: Hempton Marsh and Walsey Hills reserves will be re-opening to visitors on 13th July, but hides on these reserves will remain closed. At Holme the following hides will remain closed for the time being: Redwell Marsh hide, Car Park hide, Sea-watching hide, Dell hide and Broadwater hide. The Bus-Stop, Dowson and Richardson hides will be accessible to one household at a time, and the viewing platform and seating area outside the cordon will be available as well, with social distancing in place. The Observatory building will also remain closed to visitors, but a member of staff will be able to come out to meet you. We do regret that for now visitors will not be able to empty moth traps with our staff, but we will retain specimens of special interest for visitors to view at a safe distance. We will continue to charge day permit fees.

We are very sorry not to offer a fuller visitor experience just yet, but these measures are for everyone's safety and we do appreciate your understanding. We will continue to review hide closures, and will post any changes on our website.

Monday 18th September 2017

An optimistic start resulted in unfortunately little of note recorded, with the highlight being a Peregrine over the Obs building,  60 Pink-feet east over the Grazing Marsh and a Common Sandpiper and ten Black-tailed Godwits on the Broadwater.

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Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WBLR again 1.42pm 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe flew from ditch to reeds E.of sea wall near gate. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp left hand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Grey Phal Salthouse still 1.40pm on pool just west of Gramborough Hill +showing well. Walk east from north end of Beach Road
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling juv Heacham South Beach opposite last tent this a'noon tho mobile
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 1.42pm 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods SW of The Dell by main track 1ml west of car park NR23 1DR
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end (2.Great White Egrets from Washington Hide)
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Blakeney Point in Plantation at 1.06pm. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods in oaks by main track 300yds west of drinking pool NR23 1DR
Norfolk Little Stint y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB in a’noo
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 12.35pm 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods SW of The Dell by main track 1ml west of car park +showing well NR23 1DR
Norfolk Grey Phal Salthouse on pool just west of Gramborough Hill +showing well. Walk east from north end of Beach Road
Norfolk still no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall by 12.37pm. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cattle Egret still east of Stiffkey in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall by 11.38am. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cory's S'water flew east past Sheringham at 10.54am
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 10.44am 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall flew to ditch 40yds west of gate. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall in ditch by gate by 10.05am. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 9.40am 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall in ditch by gate. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reported still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall flew to brambles by gate. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reported still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF