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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.

Wednesday 7th March 2018

A Greenshank was present on Lavender Marsh early morning and a Shag was on the sea, initially drifting East then taking flight and seemingly relocating to Titchwell RSPB. 

A Shag just offshore this morning - Holme Bird Obs
 
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Norfolk Smew redhead Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Broad NWT
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w Cromer on groyne early a'noon then flew east
Norfolk 10+Common Cranes between Clippesby +Repps in maize field west of road
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Acle
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day between Blackborough End +Wormegay at Nar Valley Fisheries
Norfolk/Suffolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker fem Santon Downham still at Santon Warren near bridge in tree by road at 12.29pm. Use car park +keep to paths
Norfolk 154.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide this morning
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea. Spotted Redshank Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Pentney Lakes opposite entrance to Ashwood Lodge