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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 2nd April 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 50.House Martins north of Swanton Morley at Billingford at 12.13pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT still this morning +Common Crane
Norfolk Camberwell Beauty butterfly on Sunday Sandringham on Sandringham Estate
Norfolk 1+Tundra Bean Goose still Welney WWT (+Spoonbill still +Garganey +drk.Scaup still). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Cley NW at 12.41pm
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing Cley NWT at visitor centre at CleySpy at 11.40am
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Burnham Deepdale flew west over A149 at One Stop Nature Shop at 11.10am PE31 8FB
Norfolk Great White Egret Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB from hide at 11.20am +2.Garganey (1.drk)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Weeting Heath NWT still in wood north of visitor centre at 9.48am
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks y'day Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap by roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton by groyne.4 at 7.25am