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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 Saturday 2nd March 2019

Seawatching today produced 4 Eiders, 2 Common Scoters, 29 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Fulmars, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, and 3 Black-necked Grebes. Also of interest were a ring-tail Hen Harrier past south of the Broadwater, 2 Avocets, a Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Ruff, a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour, 9 Snipe off the grazing marsh, a Tawny Owl calling in the afternoon, and a Swallow in off the sea at 3.15pm.

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Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still 3.05pm at Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still by promenade at groyne.3 this a'noon on flowing tide tho mobile
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 2.18pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still midday 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins (3.Otters from Whitley Hide) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour at 12.52pm
Norfolk 16.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 11.30am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB over Volunteer Marsh at 12.12pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT flew over car park +landed on top of Ten Mile Bank
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Black Redstart Choseley drying barns on concrete pad at 9.45am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver past Brancaster Marsh in 2hrs
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins at 9.13am NR21 9GN
Norfolk 19.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at Holkham Gap at 8.45am +Lapland Bunting still (+male.Hen Harrier. 3.Red-necked Grebes Holkham Bay +Great Northern Diver Slav Grebe Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore