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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.

Sunday 20th May 2018

A Grasshopper Warbler was heard briefly on the NWT reserve and a Turtle Dove was of note near the Golf Course.

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Norfolk Black-necked Grebe SE of Downham Market at Wissington on pit near beet factory this morning
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 3.17p Winterton South Dunes east of main valley track opposite public steps
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still mid a'noon on freshmarsh +7.Little Gulls still
Norfolk Little Stint Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park
Norfolk no further sign of male.Red-backed Shrike Winterton South Dunes early a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 at 8am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 11.15am Winterton South Dunes
Norfolk 1+Temminck's Stint still Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Winterton South Dunes in bushes near pine
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water mid morning
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT from Babcock Hide mid morning
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 8.25-8.29am then flew east
Norfolk 6.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew east past Kelling Quags
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Breydon Water still