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CORONAVIRUS: The NOA would like to reassure members and supporters that it has taken serious steps to align itself with government restrictions to help with the control of Coronavirus. We have taken the decision to close all our reserves, including Holme Bird Observatory, to visitors and volunteers until further notice. We are truly sorry to have to shut these sites, but in these challenging times we really have no alternative. It is intended that NOA will continue to have a single staff member present at the Observatory on most days, in order to care for the site, and to attend to administrative issues. We also hope to be able to monitor wildlife at the Observatory and to post sightings on our blog. Should any of you living within the Observatory’s recording area see anything of interest, then we’d love to hear from you by phone or email on 01485 525406 and at info@noa.org.uk. We thank you for your understanding and hope that all our members and visitors stay safe and well, until we can restore normal opportunities for enjoying wildlife once again. We are truly grateful for your continued support.

Friday 8th December 2017

On the sea today, 77 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were of note, while around the reserve 2 Stonechats were near the Observatory building.

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Norfolk c20.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren just north of level crossing at 1.20pm. Park only in car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 18.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still in fields 300yds east of railway station at 12.19pm
Norfolk 11+Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by level crossing at 11.28am. Park only in car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Weybourne flew east over beach at 11.05am
Norfolk 4+Common Cranes on Wednesday Lakenheath Fen RSPB. On Tuesday 9.Common Cranes
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew SE past Trimingham at 9.40am
Norfolk Waxwing Ashill on crab apple in garden at 7.30am