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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 17th February 2019

At least 4 Stonechats were feeding in front of the Observatory on and off during the day.

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Norfolk c20.Twite Thornham Harbour still north of car park
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still 2.30pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 1.15pm c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass (+c40.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL again 1pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Holkham flew east over Holkham Bay late morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Cley NWT flew east past beach car park late morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Winterton
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls 2mls north of King's Lynn at Lynn Point TF.602.239
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Weybourne Camp offshore
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins at 10.20am (+4.Mealy Redpolls) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c1/2ml east of East Bank on seal carcass
Norfolk Willow Tit Sculthorpe Moor NR still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea. Water Pipit on freshmarsh. Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea. Water Pipit on freshmarsh. Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 157.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide at 8am
Norfolk 37.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum early morning
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew east past Weybourne
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still on grazing meadow