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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES TO RE-OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JULY 2020

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 25th April 2018

Highlights today included at least twelve Wheatears along the east bank and four on the NWT reserve. Seven were trapped and ringed, all biometrically appearing to be of the subspecies leucorhoa, the Greenland race. Other birds of note included a Ring Ouzel still present on the NWT reserve plus twenty Black-tailed Godwits and seventeen Ruff.

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Norfolk Nightjar fem Cley at Old Woman's Lane flew from hedge at 2.55pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still 2.02pm Potter Heigham Marshes from footpath on south side (+2+drk.Garganey still)
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels (5.males) y'day Winterton tho elusive
Norfolk no sign of any Dotterel y'day 1ml NW of Eccles at Cart Gap in field west of NW end of Doggett's Lane. Use car park by lifeboat station then walk NW NR12 0QL
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT still from visitor centre late morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 12.33pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT male still Potter Heigham Marshes at NW end late morning (+2+drk.Garganey still)
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels 1ml NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp on NW side at 9.18am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER 2w.fem Horsey Gap flew north over dunes at 7.55am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER ringtail y'day Winterton North Dunes still 7.20pm