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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 Monday 14th October 2019

Highlights today included a juvenile Whooper Swan in off the sea at the Golf Course, 5 Barnacle Geese on the grazing marsh, a female Eider, 108 Common Scoter, 2 Goosander, 11 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 178 Gannets, 11 Great Crested Grebes, a Puffin east and 3 Razorbills on the sea. A juvenile Peregrine flew close past the Observatory, 4 Swallows were noted, a Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, a Reed Warbler, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 6+ Redwings, 20 Song Thrushes, 4 Ring Ouzels, 19 Mistle Thrushes, 6 Stonechats, 2 Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, 6 Rock Pipits, 6+ Bramblings, a Redpoll, 12 Siskins, 2 Lapland Buntings and a Richard's Pipit were all recorded during the day.

A Merveille du Jour was on the side of the ringing shed!

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Norfolk Jack Snipe Cley NWT this a'noon
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls flew south past Waxham
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA this a'noon
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Weybourne Camp early morning
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods still this morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Grey Phal NW of Titchwell RSPB still at Thornham Point on puddle east of old watchtower at 10.49am
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still east of sea wall at 10.40am +3.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham/ Sea Palling
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +Y-br.Wblr still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham Cemetery still at west end
Norfolk Jack Snipe Gramborough Hill flushed at c10.20am then flew east
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Northrepps in village. Y'day dead Ring Ouzel Hungry Hill on road
Norfolk 100.Little Gulls Cley off coastguards at 9.30am