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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 11th October 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Sheringham still at cemetery
Norfolk Cattle Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 2.45pm from hide +Great White Egret still then flew low south over River Yare
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide this a'noon
Norfolk Grey Phal still 1.50pm NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp still this morning
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at Snipes Marsh
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at cemetery still in SW corner of cemetery +Ring Ouzel still
Norfolk Grey Phal still 12.10pm NW of Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower
Norfolk Cattle Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 11.48am from hide
Norfolk Cattle Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide at 10.50am +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide at 9.46am
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (2.males) y'day Sheringham at cemetery
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Blakeney at Friary Hills NT at dusk [heard only]
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day flew west over Kelling (+Jack Snipe)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA. Jack Snipe Snipes Marsh still but no sign of Siberian Chiffchaff
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Holme at Gore Point flew to saltmarsh at 8.35am
Norfolk Grey Phal still Thornham Point behind dunes on large pool near brick tower at 7.30am