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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 2nd July 2019

A good catch of moths today, with a total of 4 Privet Hawk Moths, an Eyed Hawk Moth and 2 Small Elephant Hawk moths the main highlights.

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Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey still 1.45pm on flood south of A149 TF.978.436
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad still 1.50pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey still 12.22pm on flood south of A149 TF.978.436
Norfolk SQUACCO HERON just NE of Stiffkey again on flood south of A149 at 11.44am TF.978.436
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still 11am just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 10.19am
Norfolk Caspian Gull (metal-ringed) juv Sidestrand on beach
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance at 8.39am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+2.Spotted Redshank Little Gull Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa)) PE31 8BB