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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 25th February 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Halvergate Marshes viewed from along Stone Road
Norfolk Bittern 1/2ml SE of Glandford still by River Glaven at 12.45pm +showing well. From Natural Surroundings car park at Bayfield Hall walk north thru 5.bar gate for 200yds to flooded reedbed NR25 7JN
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 1pm tho distant TG.457.011
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape early a'noon +Water Pipit
Norfolk Willow Tit singing still Sculthorpe Moor NR near triangle at 12.18pm
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 11.14am
Norfolk 1+Lapland Bunting Weybourne still in 2nd field east of coastguard cottages. Keep to public rights of way TG.118.435
Norfolk/Suffolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker fem Santon Downham still at Santon Warren along river midway to plantation. Use car park +keep to paths
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB in reedbed channel +3.Long-tailed Ducks offshore