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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.
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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 14th July 2019

A Hobby flew low over the pines at lunch time and 60+ Black-tailed Godwits were on the NWT pools. Sadly there was no further sign of the Red-backed Shrike in the dunes. A Great Spotted Woodpecker and a juvenile Tawny Owl were heard in the pines, with a Grasshopper still reeling near the entrance gate.

Moths included Oak Eggar, Drinker, Pine, Small Elephant, Poplar and Eyed Hawk Moths, and a Shore Wainscot among the other species of note.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Thornham harbour again in channel at 8.40am
Norfolk no sign of male.Red-backed Shrike Holme east of Gore Point
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills (2.juvs) Cley NWT at north end of The Serpentine at 8.56am