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We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming visitors back to Holme Bird Observatory from Monday 13th July 2020, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you once again. Thank you to all our members and visitors for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please be aware that we are not yet able to restore full access.

Some restrictions must continue and these are as follows: Hempton Marsh and Walsey Hills reserves will be re-opening to visitors on 13th July, but hides on these reserves will remain closed. At Holme the following hides will remain closed for the time being: Redwell Marsh hide, Car Park hide, Sea-watching hide, Dell hide and Broadwater hide. The Bus-Stop, Dowson and Richardson hides will be accessible to one household at a time, and the viewing platform and seating area outside the cordon will be available as well, with social distancing in place. The Observatory building will also remain closed to visitors, but a member of staff will be able to come out to meet you. We do regret that for now visitors will not be able to empty moth traps with our staff, but we will retain specimens of special interest for visitors to view at a safe distance. We will continue to charge day permit fees.

We are very sorry not to offer a fuller visitor experience just yet, but these measures are for everyone's safety and we do appreciate your understanding. We will continue to review hide closures, and will post any changes on our website.

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 6th August 2019

Three Spoonbills over early morning were followed by sightings of three Common and three Green Sandpipers on the Broadwater, along with a single Greenshank.

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Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne Camp 5.40-8.10am +2.Spoonbills flew east then inland
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still early a'noon Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (+16.Wood Sands)
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ad still midday Snettisham RSPB in roost from Shore Hide (+4.ad.Curlew Sands 15+Spotted Redshanks)
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ad still Snettisham RSPB in roost
Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse at Gramborough Hill in ditch in grazing meadow briefly mid morning then flew west
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT flew west over Billy's Wash at c9.45am
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still mid morning Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 9.04am
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 6.30am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +5.Wood Sands. 6.Spoonbills on beach