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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 Saturday 4th May 2019

Attention was on the sea today with strong NNW winds displacing a few seabirds. Highlights included 14 Common Scoters, a drake Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Great Northern Diver, 17 Fulmars, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 28 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Great Skuas, 40 Sandwich Terns, 38 Comic Terns, 4 Arctic Terns, and 4 Kittiwakes. A male Ruff was on the grazing marsh and a Cuckoo was calling, with 4 Swallows, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, and Lesser Whitethroat singing on the reserve.

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Norfolk Wood Warbler male singing still mid a'noon Sheringham at Sheringham Park by Red Route in beeches near Bower
Norfolk Spoonbill flew over Brancaster Staithe mid a'noon
Norfolk 3.Garganey (2.drks) Welney WWT still
Norfolk Spoonbill flew north over Blakeney Point at c1pm
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB +Spoonbill
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Wood Warbler male singing still 11.35am Sheringham at Sheringham Park by Red Route in beeches near Bower
Norfolk 2.Arctic Terns Colney GPs late morning
Norfolk Spoonbill flew over Cley NWT
Norfolk still no sign of 1s.Great Spotted Cuckoo Salthouse at Gramborough Hill. Do not stand on Gramborough Hill, view only from Meadow Lane
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk Wood Warbler male singing Sheringham at Sheringham Park in beeches near Bower at 10.15am
Norfolk no sign of 1s.Great Spotted Cuckoo Salthouse at Gramborough Hill. Do not stand on Gramborough Hill, view only from Meadow Lane