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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.

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Spoonbill north of Warham Greens on saltmarsh this a'noon. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still midday Kelling north of A149 +north of Kelling Water Meadow tho elusive
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 6pm Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 3.20pm Blakeney Point in brambles in garden by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing still 2.40pm Blakeney Point in brambles in garden by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 1.56pm Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins tho elusive [calling]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 1.57pm in hawthorns 200yds west of whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk no news on male.Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins since 11.30am. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing still Norwich at Rose Lane opposite Jet petrol station on roof of Cold Iron Tattoo Company at 1.12pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Breydon Water at east end at 12.56pm
Norfolk boat tomorrow from Morston -Blakeney Point at 10am (one-way then walk back to Cley) £12 tel.Jason 01263-740505
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk: no boats to Blakeney Point this a'noon/evng due to tides
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 12.25pm in hawthorns 200yds west of whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 11.46am at whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.956.438
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh +4.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Little Gull 1s west of Wells on pool at 11.23am
Norfolk repeat: MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins at 11.30am [calling]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
MEGA Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins at 11.30am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens at whirligig at 11am tho mobile. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.956.438
Norfolk no sign of male.Red-backed Shrike 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path (but Short-eared Owl). Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.979.441
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still Kelling north of A149 +250yds north of Kelling Water Meadow at 7.29am then flew east but no sign of any Red-backed Shrikes