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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 3rd March 2019

A very wet and windy day! Despite the stormy conditions, a Dotted Border and 4 Mottled Grey moths were around the trap.

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Norfolk 2.House Martins Cley NWT over Simmonds' Scrape mid a'noon
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still mid a'noon 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at Holkham Gap
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins mid morning (+2.Mealy Redpolls still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Black Redstart Choseley drying barns still
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle ridge east of East Bank
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Holme Dunes still on sea
Norfolk 3.Black-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB off Thornham Point. ringtail.Hen Harrier over saltmarsh