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Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 17th April 2019

In some ways a repeat of yesterday, with at least four Ring Ouzels present and the Black Redstart still  on the East Bank. A singing Firecrest was a nice find early afternoon and other birds of note today included two Short-eared Owls, four Wheatears, a flyover Yellow Wagtail (with a second in the NWT car park),  Tree Sparrow, Whimbrel, Grasshopper Warbler, Brambling and Fieldfare.

Black Redstart on the East Bank

Ring Ouzel feeding in the Sea Buckthorn.

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide +2.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk 23.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap near roped-off area this a'noon TF.896.458
Norfolk reported probable White-winged Black Tern Barton Broad from end of boardwalk is a Black Tern
Norfolk probable White-winged Black Tern Barton Broad from end of boardwalk at 2.40pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton
Norfolk 8.Arctic Terns Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk 4.Arctic Terns Filby Broad at 1.56pm
Norfolk Smew redhead still Ormesby Broad +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers 1.5mls north of Winterton +showing well
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Coxford Heath in field west of B1454 opposite Syderstone turning
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still this a'noon at east end near pines
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Norwich at Colney at Norwich Research Park on fences by Genome Centre at 12.25pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still c200yds west of Stiffkey Fen along coastal path
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes on NE pool. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes at east end tho elusive +male.Redstart
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Holme Dunes NWT still in field behind hide at c10.50am
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad still 10.29am from hide
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Burnham Overy Staithe on east side of track in dunes at 9.34am
Norfolk Hooded Crow Horsey still +Ring Ouzel Hen Harrier 2.Arctic Terns
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich at Ber Street
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Hingham at Moneyhill Lane/ Deopham Road junction at 7.50am
Norfolk 2.Common Scoters (1.drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB then flew towards Cantley M[arshes RSPB
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels y'day Snettisham Coastal Park in field by turning to RSPB car park +3.Redstarts
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holme NOA still +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk Pied Fly fem Titchwell RSPB at beach path/ Meadow Trail junction
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad still
Norfolk Hawfinch Blakeney still briefly 7.30am
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w Northrepps in garden