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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.

Sunday 21st January 2018

A single Waxwing was still present on the reserve, and on the sea 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 23 Red-throated Divers, 24 Great Crested Grebes, and 13 Guillemots were seen.

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Norfolk Bittern SE of Norwich still 2.10pm at Whitlingham Ctry Park from slipway. Great White Egret flew over visitor centre
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Blakeney Point at Halfway House this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Holme NOA still
Norfolk c70.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill early a'noon
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh c3/4ml east of Holkham Gap at 12.15pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT at beach car park
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Little Massingham in churchyard
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Thetford still on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at 10.30am
Norfolk Bittern SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park from slipway
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe Marsh
Norfolk Hawfinch Great Massingham in wood behind churchyard
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school at 8.40am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male still Sheringham at RNLI car park at 8.35am cTG.155.434
Norfolk 9.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore at 8.35am