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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

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 Thursday 25th July 2019

A day of record heat, with an easterly breeze bringing some respite in the afternoon. Highlights included 65 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, a Green Woodpecker in the pines, single Lesser Whitethroat and Stonechat.

In the moth traps 86 species included 2 Marbled Clover, Shore Wainscot, 7 Garden Tigers, a White Point, 2 Drinkers, and a Buff Tip.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Common Crane still
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills (3.juvs) Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide +3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception
Norfolk Little Gull 2w Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB again
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Purple Heron juv still Titchwell RSPB in flight over East Bank