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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.

Saturday 3rd March 2018

A slight thaw began to take hold, with more wildfowl moving around during the day, and another Woodcock near the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 10.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore at 12.50pm
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Bowthorpe southern park still 12.28pm +showing well. Use car park then walk thru gate towards river then follow river bank +view marsh +alders
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park in alders by Little Broad 150yds from east end late morning (+1+Mealy Redpoll still)
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all ads) Cromer golf course this morning
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad west of nature reserve viewed from south side at 11.49am tho mobile +Bittern
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore at 10.30am
Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill at 10am