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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 Tuesday 18th June 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Caspian Gull 2s still late morning Cromer on beach
Norfolk no news on male.Lesser Grey Shrike Horsey north of Nelson Head Track 200yds west of green shed NR29 4AD TG.471.231
Norfolk Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) ad.fem Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 9.51am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.48am. 1s.Little Gull on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh still. 2.Spotted Redshanks on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water +Spoonbill
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2s Cromer on beach
Norfolk 6+Spoonbills y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes late evng. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195