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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.

Monday 28th May 2018

Two Turtle Doves were still in the forestry area on the NWT reserve and 2 Cuckoos were also of note. Barn Owl, Swift, Peregrine, 2 Cetti's Warblers and a female Stonechat were also of interest.

An Elephant Hawk moth and a Poplar Hawk moth were among those in the traps.

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Norfolk 3.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes this a'noon. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no further sign of Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB in horse field 1pm-1.40pm
Norfolk 2.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still this a'noon at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank still 12.25pm on The Serpentine +showing well (+Wood Sand)
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT in flight at 11.15am then 1.landed on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB in horse field at 11am
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls y'day Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh in evng
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Breydon Water at 8.05am
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse by Iron Road tho elusive. 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew east. Spoonbill from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse by Iron Road tho elusive. 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew east. Spoonbill from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew north over Great Bircham
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 3.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 7.30am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Shotesham over fields at 7pm