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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 March 2018

A short sea watch this morning produced 36 Eider, three Long-tailed Duck and a Velvet scoter and
a Red Kite was seen over the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Willow Warbler male singing Sculthorpe Moor NR by Volunteer Hide at 1.55pm
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape from Avocet Hide +showing well +Water Pipit
Norfolk Firecrest Sculthorpe Moor NR from Kingfisher Bridge at 12.57pm
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Snow Bunting Sheringham at west end of promenade on shelter. Purple Sand on rocks below The Crown pub
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley flew west past beach car park at 10.50am
Norfolk Willow Tit male singing y'day Cockley Cley at FR110 by feeders. Keep to tracks
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.26a
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day between Blackborough End +Wormegay again at Nar Valley Fisheries