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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.

Thursday 24th May 2018

A Wheatear was on the beach and a Spoonbill was on the grazing marsh, with 2 Cuckoos still active around the Broadwater.

Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper, Common Blue and Green Hairstreak.

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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2.13pm 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 probable Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Holkham just east of Lady Anne's Drive in scrub opposite pillbox [heard only]. Do not enter fields
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male still 1.21pm Titchwell RSPB 50yds along Meadow Trail
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Waxham this morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 1.04pm 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 Great White Egret Burnham Overy this morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 10.51am 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe S.of sea wall near junction of paths tho distant. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail fem Cromer on golf course then flew east
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 9.49am Titchwell RSPB by main path in willows 50yds from junction of paths
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing Norwich still at Rose Lane at 8.30am
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing Norwich still at Guildhall Hill on roof of The Library restaurant at 8.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe S.of sea wall just east of junction of paths at 9.05am. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 9.02am Titchwell RSPB at Meadow Trail tho elusive
Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still 8.30am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing Titchwell RSPB between car park entrance +Meadow Trail tho elusive
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing Titchwell RSPB