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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 Sunday 15th September 2019

A further 72 Pink-feet came in during the day, and on the sea 49 Teal, a single Eider, 104 Common Scoters, 7 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 58 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, an Arctic Skua and 7 Sandwich Terns were recorded. Two Great White Egrets were on the marshes and 3 Green Sandpipers, a Spotted Redshank and a Greenshank were on the NWT pools. A Hobby flew west past the Observatory and 3 Sand Martins, 15+ Swallows, 3 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, single Sedge and Reed Warblers and 2 Stonechats were also of note.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleias.

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Norfolk Lapland Bunting Caister still mid a'noon by golf course fence c400yds south of RNLI car park near burnt gorse
Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB on pool midway between sluice channel +Tower Hide
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Caister still early a'noon by golf course fence c400yds south of RNLI car park near burnt gorse
Norfolk 27+Spoonbills Burnham Norton still
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Norton still with cattle by main footpath north of car park
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Caister still by golf course fence c400yds south of RNLI car park near burnt gorse
Norfolk 13.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 37+Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB again near Tower Hide
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool