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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 Wednesday 18th September 2019

A much quieter day today, with sea watching producing only three Great and two Arctic Skuas and three Red-throated Divers. A Greenshank was also on the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets still 2.58pm Burnham Norton in cattle field east of track
Norfolk 30.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB +16.Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 1.40pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Cley NWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB still +3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Norton west of main track from car park