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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.

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