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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.

Tuesday 20th February 2018

A grey and bleak day with the only bird of real note a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour early morning.

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Norfolk 10.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11.30am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1ml east of Holkham Gap at 2pm
Norfolk Golden Pheasant y'day Wolferton still at Wolferton Triangle
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in field just east of junction A149/ Beach Road junction at 1.30pm with 600.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Pool +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings Weybourne still in 2nd ploughed field east of coastguard cottages this morning. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Norwich flew south over Ron Fielder Close at 8.01am
Norfolk 17.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Hooded Crow still Choseley Drying Barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane +ringtail Hen Harrier