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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.

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Highlights around the Observatory included a Spoonbill on the Broadwater near the hide, 2 Red Kites over, 2 Cuckoos, Grasshopper Warbler reeling and 14 Swifts.

An impressive 79 Middle-barred Minors were in the moth traps, where highlights included 3 Red-necked Footman, 4 Flame Wainscot and a Snout. Butterflies were of limited interest in overcast conditions but a Wall Brown and 4 Small Heaths were seen.

 Bordered White - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt

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