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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.

Monday 5th February 2018

The flock of 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour, and 2 Stonechats were in the dunes.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still 1.22pm by coal barn
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 1.16pm on beach east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still this a'noon west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park TG.522.101
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still at north end of lake
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Toft Monks Hill tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 12.25pm
Norfolk 20.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees near railway crossing at at St.Helen's car park juction at 10.35am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 11.07am west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park TG.522.101
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap at 10.29am
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still by north gate at 10am
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse still just east of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 9.52am west of A149 at Bure Park by car park at north end +showing well TG.522.101
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park at 8.25am