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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.

Thursday 18th January 2018

The Waxwing was still present near the Richardson hide during the day.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Sheringham still north of Tesco car park on Barford Road at 2.15pm
Norfolk 10.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Mundesley c11.45am-11.55am only (Black Guillemot flew NW 11.15am-12.15pm +Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 14.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddles north of level crossing at 12.50pm TL.820.880
Norfolk 20+Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad 1.5mls ENE of Sedgeford still in cut beet field north of B1454 at 10.35am with Pink-footed Geese