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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 7th April 2019

A foggy and frustrating day with poor visibility throughout. A male Wheatear was on the east bank with a pair of Stonechats, and Blackcap and Chiffchaff were on the reserve. Four Med Gulls were noted and 2 Siskins flew over calling.

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Norfolk Smew redhead Ormesby Broad just east of A149 bridge at 2.10pm
Norfolk Hoopoe still 1.43pm Winterton north of Beach Road in North Dunes on path 200yds north of totem pole
Norfolk Ring Ouzel flew south over Waxham Sands at 1pm
Norfolk Hoopoe still c1.10pm Winterton south of Beach Road on east side of South Dunes opposite steps to holiday camp NR29 4DD
Norfolk 2+Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT still from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 over Sculthorpe Moor NR late morning NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hoopoe still c10.55am Winterton north of Beach Road near car park NR29 4DD
Norfolk Hoopoe still Winterton south of Beach Road in South Dunes on ridge
Norfolk Garganey y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Dartford Warbler y'day Titchwell RSPB in suaeda 100yds south of beach
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool from screen at 6.10am