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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 Friday 16th August 2019

A wet and blustery day, highlights were few but in the moth traps two Rusty-Dot Pearls were of note, a Painted Lady and 2 Migrant Hawkers were still struggling round the reserve in the high winds!

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Purple Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 2.50pm on freshmarsh from Island Hide
Norfolk 1+Wood Sand Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide +ad.fem Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) still
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT
Norfolk Dark Crimson Underwing moth Gorleston-on-Sea
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Goshawk juv Titchwell RSPB at Willow Wood
Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB flew over Thornham Point at 7.13am
Norfolk 21.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +juv.Purple Sand