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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.

Friday 25th May 2018

A Spotted Flycatcher was in the sycamore near the Observatory during the morning and a Turtle Dove was in the pines.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 1.15pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool near junction of paths tho mobile (+Spoonbill Pale-bellied Brent Goose) From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 1.26pm Titchwell RSPB by main path 50yds south of visitor centre
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing 1ml SSW of Hunstanton still 1.07pm just east of South Beach near campsite +horse paddock (not Blyth's Reed Warbler) PE31 7LJ
Norfolk Whinchat Cley on fence by beach car park at 12.56pm +fem.Redstart
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 12.52pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths +showing well. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 12.32pm Titchwell RSPB west of main path 40yds north of visitor centre
Norfolk Icterine Warbler singing y'day just east of Stiffkey by A149 in hedge by field near pools in evng but no sign this morning [identified from sound recording]
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall 1/3ml north of junction in paths at 12.20pm
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich still at Exchange Street/ Lobster Lane this a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey flew west over saltmarsh at 11.35am
Norfolk possible Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Hunstanton still 12.06pm in bramble at start of horse paddock
Norfolk possible Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Hunstanton still 10.40am in elder by camping ground tho elusive
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy still +2.Spoonbills
Norfolk possible Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Hunstanton in elder by camping ground at 9.15am tho elusive
Norfolk no further sign of Serin Hunstanton in garden of 55a.South Beach Road by 9.15am (but 2.Black Redstarts) TF.667.397 PE36 5BA
Norfolk Pied Fly male Burnham Overy Dunes 200yds east of boardwalk at 9.11am
Norfolk Turtle Dove singing Seething still
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 8.30am 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 8.14am Titchwell RSPB by main path 50yds north of visitor centre
Norfolk Serin Hunstanton in garden of 55a.South Beach Road TF.667.397 PE36 5BA
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still Titchwell RSPB by path from car park to visitor centre