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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.

Monday 12th November 2018

Seven Twite were along the sea wall at Thornham Harbour with a Peregrine also noted there.
On the sea there were three Eider, six Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-throated Diver.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer still 2.50pm at Cromer Golf Course over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still mid a'noon Sheringham on sea west of RNLI station off Coastwatch hut
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley on sea off beach car park at 2.32pm +6.Velvet Scoters (1.drk)
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cromer
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer still 2.02pm at Cromer Golf Course over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Bowthorpe still 1.40pm at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way NR5 9JH
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer still 1.32pm at Cromer Golf Course over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes (+2.Common Cranes)
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 1.25pm Sheringham on sea west of RNLI station off Coastwatch hu
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course still 12.58pm over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then walk WNW for 1/3ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course still 12.40pm over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then walk WNW for 1/3ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Barton Broad still +3.Scaup
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Bowthorpe still at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way NR5 9JH
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course still 11.45am over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then walk WNW for 1/3ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Cromer Golf Course still 11.36am over cliff. Use Overstrand beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml
Norfolk 2,Crossbills flew west over How Hill at 9am
Norfolk 13.Twite Blakeney Freshes in NW corner at 10.30am
Norfolk Pallid or Common Swift Happisburgh over village briefly late morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Slav Grebes
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Cromer Golf Course at 11am
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT between Cromer +Overstrand over cliff at 10.48am with House Martin
Norfolk talk on 'Antarctic birds and wildlife' by Andy Clarke at Cley Village Hall on Thursday 15th November at 7.30pm. Entry £3. All proceeds to conservation in Norfolk
Norfolk 3+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still at east end in exclosure at 9.39am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 9.49am Sheringham on sea off east end of promenade
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR on west side at 8.35am
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney west of quay +Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings flew east over Titchwell RSPB (2.Water Pipits on freshmarsh. 7.Spotted Redshanks on Tidal Pool)
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea off coastguards' hut at 7.35am