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We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming visitors back to Holme Bird Observatory from Monday 13th July 2020, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you once again. Thank you to all our members and visitors for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please be aware that we are not yet able to restore full access.

Some restrictions must continue and these are as follows: Hempton Marsh and Walsey Hills reserves will be re-opening to visitors on 13th July, but hides on these reserves will remain closed. At Holme the following hides will remain closed for the time being: Redwell Marsh hide, Car Park hide, Sea-watching hide, Dell hide and Broadwater hide. The Bus-Stop, Dowson and Richardson hides will be accessible to one household at a time, and the viewing platform and seating area outside the cordon will be available as well, with social distancing in place. The Observatory building will also remain closed to visitors, but a member of staff will be able to come out to meet you. We do regret that for now visitors will not be able to empty moth traps with our staff, but we will retain specimens of special interest for visitors to view at a safe distance. We will continue to charge day permit fees.

We are very sorry not to offer a fuller visitor experience just yet, but these measures are for everyone's safety and we do appreciate your understanding. We will continue to review hide closures, and will post any changes on our website.

Wednesday 21st March 2018

On the sea there were at least three Long-tailed Duck, 20 Eider and a male Scaup. A Red Kite was again over the grazing Marsh and a Peregrine was seen over the dunes.

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Norfolk Garganey drk still 2.10pm 2mls WNW of Bintree at Bintree Mill
Norfolk 134.Russian White-fronted Geese Heigham Holmes this morning
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water +16,300.Wigeon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Sheringham flew east past The Funky Mackerel Cafe at 12.30pm (+Snow Bunting 4.Purple Sands)
Norfolk Garganey drk Bintree Mill
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail 1ml east of Stacey Mill by A47 at Acle New Road at 12.30pm
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv 2.5mls west of Norwich still 12.27pm at Earlham north of Earlham Road by River Yare on Earlham Marsh viewable from Bevan Close (+Great White Egret again) TG.188.085 NR5 8NX
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv WSW of Norwich again at Earlham Marsh at 11.29am
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.02am