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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.

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 40.Bewick's Swans Ludham viewed from near Cold Harbour Farm +3.Whooper Swans
Norfolk Shorelark y'day Snettisham RSPB still on tideline
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS 1ml west of Holt still just south of Letheringsett in weeds +alders near River Glaven
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Salthouse at Gramborough Hill still 1.15pm
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings Salthouse at Gramborough Hill still
Norfolk 5.Snow Buntings Snettisham Coastal Park on tideline north of crossbank
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still this a'noon in conifers behind paddock
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Waxham
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham near concrete block beyond Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk Hen Harrier Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery tea rooms
Norfolk no news on Hume's Warbler Waxham at Shangri-la chalet TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks Happisburgh still in large field just east of lighthouse at 9am TG.385.306
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS (1.male) Cromer still on south side of Royal Cromer Golf Course. Park on road by club house +walk 1/2ml east along rd to maintenence yard +view from gate NR27 0JH TG.234.410
Norfolk 17.Twite still Thornham Harbour by sea wall 200yds beyond car park at 9.13am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on golf course near maintenance yard at 8.25am
Norfolk 7.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in conifers behind paddock