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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 Tuesday 12th March 2019

A Great Northern Diver was just offshore from the Observatory early morning.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Welney at 2.17pm: 1.at Welney WWT, 1.Welney at Gold Hill still by A1101 opposite bungalow just west of suspension bridge PE14 9TF
Norfolk 12.Tundra Bean Geese y'day Welney WWT in a'noon. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from main observatory hide at 10.55am +showing well +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still flew east over freshmarsh
Norfolk 10+Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT from main observatory at 9.50am (drk.Scaup from Lyle Hide at 10.20am). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holme Dunes on sea
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still at reedbed
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese (2.ads) y'day Cley NWT still in Eye Field