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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 March 2018

A small movement of Goldcrests took place today with 5 trapped and ringed. Highlight of the day was a Red Sword-grass in the moth trap.



Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Spoonbill ad Hockwold Marshes viewed from Lakenheath Fen RSPB +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 5+Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still
Norfolk Great White Egret Sparham Pools still at east end late morning
Norfolk 23.Common Cranes y'day Potter Heigham flew east 1ml north of bridge at 3.30pm
Norfolk Garganey drk still 2mls WNW of Bintree on flood by Bintree Mill
Norfolk Black Redstart male West Runton along fence by path from road
Norfolk 80+Russian White-fronted Geese flew south over Winterton
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers Santon Downham still at Santon Warren down river from bridge. Use car park +keep to paths