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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 Saturday 20th July 2019

On the sea today 15 Common Scoters, 1 Gannet, 210 Sandwich Terns, and 6 Common Terns were seen. Also of interest were a Spoonbill, and 64 Black-tailed Godwits.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still 3.13pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+Curlew Sand)
Norfolk PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER ad still mid a'noon Breydon Water south of South Wall in field SW of pumping station TG.486.063
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad again Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide at 1.45pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this morning 2w.Little Gull
Norfolk Scaup Snettisham RSPB this morning +7.Spoonbills 11.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER ad still 11.55am Breydon Water south of South Wall in field SW of pumping station TG.486.063
Norfolk PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER ad still 11.10am Breydon Water south of South Wall in field SW of pumping station +showing well TG.486.063
Norfolk PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER ad again Breydon Water south of South Wall in field SW of metal wind pump at 10.45am
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT from Babcock Hide
Norfolk no sign of ad.Pacific Golden Plover Breydon Water off South Wall by mid morning
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham RSPB on beach near causeway between southern pits mid morning
Norfolk 16.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk no sign of ad.Semipalmated Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk no news on Semipalmated Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB. 2.Spotted Redshanks Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB. 2.Spotted Redshanks Buckenham Marshes RSPB