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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 Tuesday 4th June 2019

A pleasant but quiet morning gave way to rain mid afternoon. Highlights early on included Turtle Dove, Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Little Terns along the Broadwater. Later on once the showers began some 160 Swifts were noted flying east, a Great White Egret was seen on the marsh and 4 Cuckoos were seen in the dunes.

Eyed and Small Elephant Hawk-moths were in the traps along with Tawny Shears, 3 Ferns and a Fox Moth whilst butterflies seen included Wall Browns, Small Heaths, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus'.

One of the Common Cuckoos seen in the paddocks - Holme-next-the-Sea, June 2019

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Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB (+Spoonbill Turtle Dove) PE21 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still early evng with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Quail male singing Holme Dunes on saltings
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT at 7.15am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still on Simmond's Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.52am +1s.Little Gull