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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 9th February 2018

Four Shorelark were on the beach opposite Gore Point and 2 Stonechats were in the dunes, with another near the Observatory, and up to 100 Fieldfares moving to and from the NOA reserve regularly.

Photos by Steve Hale.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park TG.522.101
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still 2.25pm Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett late morning (+3+Mealy Redpolls). From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still 2.20pm in field by greyhound stadium
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still at greyhound stadium at 11.40am
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still north of A149 in weedy field by Meadow Lane 100yds north of school (+4+Mealy Redpolls). On Tuesday 4+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS. Recently 7.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS TG.094.430 NR25 7EE
Norfolk Great White Egret Great Yarmouth again behind greyhound stadium
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Ringstead in field viewed from beet pile at 9.46am with Pink-footed Geese