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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 Wednesday 17th July 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh late a'noon
Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse Heath
Norfolk Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk no sign of ad.Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this a'noon but 15.Spoonbills 5.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 3.10pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills Warham on freshmarsh
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this morning +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Turtle Dove East Dereham still at Harpers Green at Harpers Green Farm
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets (all ads) Burnham Overy still 12.50pm on saltmarsh viewed from 1st bench on sea wall towards dunes
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly Felbrigg Hall NT still at lake
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets (all ads) Burnham Overy still on saltmarsh viewed from 1st bench on sea wall towards dunes at 10.29am
Norfolk Osprey y'day Titchwell RSPB flew south over InFocus at 5pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool in a'noon +Spotted Redshank ad.fem.Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa)
Norfolk Little Stint ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks still