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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 31st May 2018

A Spoonbill was around the grazing marshes and 4 Cuckoos were in the recording area.

In the moth trap a Beautiful Hook-tip and a Gold Spot were highlights

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Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still 3pm 200yds west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path +showing well. Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.984.442
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still 2pm 200yds west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path +showing well. Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.984.442
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB still 1.38pm on Freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew over Brancaster Staithe +Arctic Tern
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still 12.32pm 200yds west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path. Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.984.442
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Watling Water +Great White Egret
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen along Bait Diggers' Path 50yds from coast path at 11.10am
Norfolk Black Tern Winterton off beach tho distant
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh at 9.35am
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh
Norfolk MARSH SANDPIPER reported y'day Cley NWT