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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 8th February 2018

Both Merlin and Peregrine were noted today, with 30+ Fieldfares still in the pines and 200+ Golden Plover on the grazing marshes.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still near A149/ B1155 junction at midday
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB this morning
Norfolk 80+Snow Buntings Salthouse on east side of Gramborough Hill at 11.18am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island at west end viewed from river bank east of Reedham at 11.10am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park by 1st car park at 11.17am +showing well TG.522.101
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still +showing well (3.Purple Sands Sheringham)
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still +showing well (3.Purple Sands Sheringham)
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap