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Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

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Holme Bird Observatory Monday 1st April 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +male.Hen Harrier
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew low east over Cley NWT this evng +Bittern booming still
Norfolk 9.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy in 1st grazing field east of footpath from layby to dunes at 4pm
Norfolk Great White Egret between Burnham Norton +Burnham Deepdale on flood viewed from sea wall at 4.08pm then flew to Burnham Deepdale Marsh TF.815.451
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Dunes west of boardwalk on pools by Gun Hill at 3.57pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew low east over Burnham Norton at 3.45pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Buckenham Marshes RSPB still early a'noon but no sign of Great White Egret
Norfolk 4.Garganey (2.drks) 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 3.27pm at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at 3.10pm +2.Garganey (1.drk) still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195