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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 Thursday 5th September 2019

Sea watching this morning produced a total of 33 Common Scoter, 29 Gannet, 27 Arctic and 22 Great Skua's, 14 Great Crested Grebes, two Manx Shearwater and a single Red-throated Diver. On the grazing marsh there was a Great White Egret, a Whinchat in the dunes and 3 Spoonbills in Thornham Harbour. A Humming bird Hawk-moth was again on the Buddleia next to the Obs building.

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT still
Norfolk 5.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB +2.Turtle Doves
Norfolk Black Guillemot juv again Cley on sea off beach car park at c11am
Norfolk reported possible Pacific Golden Plover Cley NWT in Eye Field is a Golden Plover
Norfolk possible Pacific Golden Plover reported Cley NWT in Eye Field mid a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT still on Richardson Scrape
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe flew west past Weybourne at 7.05am
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Cley flew west past beach car park 7.30-10.15am +3.Sooty S'waters flew west