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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.

Thursday 28th September 2017

Rain continued all through the morning but had clearly dropped some migrants including 150+ Swallows, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redwing, single Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Brambling and 2 Siskins.

A Barred Hook-tip was in the moth trap.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery at east side of North Section
Norfolk 9+Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods between Lady Ann's Drive +Wells Woods car park
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods in birches south of toilet block
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling Water Meadows between copse +school at midday
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at west end at midday
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods by main track 400yds west of drinking pool +3.Redstarts
Norfolk Curlew Sand Hockwold Washes at 12.30pm +2.juv.Little Stints 2.Garganey
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Burnham Overy Dunes at east end at 10am +2.Redstarts
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods just east of drinking pool at 11.30am
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme Dunes in dead tree on beach path at 9.15am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Blakeney Point on shingle ridge just north of Halfway House at 11.15am +showing well +2.Redstarts
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens along Garden Drove
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by Fen Hide at 7am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham just north of Shangri-La chalet at 10am with tit flock
Norfolk 24+Little Stints Cley NWT still on North Scrape at 7.30am +2.juv.Curlew Sands
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Holme: 2.entrance gate, 1.Holme NWT, 1.Redwell Marsh. Also Pied Fly
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in bushes by Island Hide +showing well
Norfolk 5.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes at east end 100yds west of Holkham Pines
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still in NW corner of South Section +Firecrest
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes just east of boardwalk along fence at 7.56am