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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.

Monday 9th April 2018

The Firecrest was still present this morning near the west end of the pines at the Obs, with a female Black Redstart active around the NOA centre and east bank most of the day. A Spoonbill was on the NWT reserve and a Med Gull, 2 Swallows, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap and 2 Stonechats were noted, with at least 8 Siskins flying over calling.


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Norfolk Hooded Crow Titchwell on Chalkpit Lane
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham this morning
Norfolk 3.Garganey (2.drks) Potter Heigham Marshes on NE scrape at 12.30pm
Norfolk no sign of any Ring Ouzels Roydon Common NNR 10.15am-11.25am
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels Roydon Common NNR still viewed from top path
Norfolk Great White Egret Blackborough End at Nar Flood Storage Resr at 7.45am
Norfolk Black Redstart Horsey +Cuckoo