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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 Wednesday 13th March 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w flew north past Horsey at 2.15pm
Norfolk Purple Sand flew south past Hopton-on-Sea +Bonxie flew south
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Welney at Gold Hill still by A1101 under suspension bridge at 9.20am PE14 9TF
Norfolk 2+Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT still from main observatory +showing well. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 10am 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins +showing well. Reserve now closed for rest of day due to weather NR21 9GN
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad on 2nd March Burnham Overy Marsh with Pink-footed Geese (for 2nd day)
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley on sea off beach car park at 10am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins +showing well NR21 9GN
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still at freshmarsh
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll y'day 1.5mls west of Fakenham still south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN