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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 14th May 2018

An Eyed Hawk moth in the trap was the highlight today, with Green Hairstreak, Small Copper and Small Heath butterfly also seen.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing still Norwich at All Saint's Green +Queens Road at 8.40am
Norfolk 6.Curlew Sands Potter Heigham Marshes on north side at 9am +2.drk.Garganey but no sign of Wood Sand nor Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills y'day Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide +3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day Wells flew over Station Road at 11.27am
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.24am
Norfolk Garganey drk Burnham Overy flew east over harbour at 9.57am
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water till 8.25am at east end then flew south
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water again at east end