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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.

Friday 7th December 2018

Four Twite were on the roof of Thornham Coal Barn this afternoon, with 25 Eiders, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Great Crested Grebes were on the sea and 2 Rock Pipits were also noted.

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Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 3pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Welney WWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 1.30pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side near small pond at 1.10pm. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 12.50pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still early a'noon Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT at West Bank flew west over freshmarsh late morning
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 10.45am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 9.30am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 9.05am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 7.55am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank briefly 7.37am TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks on Wednesday Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day Sheringham