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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

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.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 15th July 2019

On the sea today 100 Common Scoter were seen with a Gannet passing offshore and 2 Little Terns, a Common Tern and 100 Sandwich Terns, together with at least one Med Gull. Waders in the recording area included 2 Whimbrel over calling, 12 Curlew on the beach and 12 Black-tailed Godwits passing, with 75 Bar-tailed Godwits and 200 Knot also of interest. A Barn Owl was hunting first thing and a single Bearded Tit was in the reeds near the NOA entrance. A Spoonbill was also of note.

In the moth traps a Buff Footman and the first Garden Tiger of the summer were the highlights.