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CORONAVIRUS: The NOA would like to reassure members and supporters that it has taken serious steps to align itself with government restrictions to help with the control of Coronavirus. We have taken the decision to close all our reserves, including Holme Bird Observatory, to visitors and volunteers until further notice. We are truly sorry to have to shut these sites, but in these challenging times we really have no alternative. It is intended that NOA will continue to have a single staff member present at the Observatory on most days, in order to care for the site, and to attend to administrative issues. We also hope to be able to monitor wildlife at the Observatory and to post sightings on our blog. Should any of you living within the Observatory’s recording area see anything of interest, then we’d love to hear from you by phone or email on 01485 525406 and at info@noa.org.uk. We thank you for your understanding and hope that all our members and visitors stay safe and well, until we can restore normal opportunities for enjoying wildlife once again. We are truly grateful for your continued support.

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 8th November 2019

Seawatching today produced 2 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Pintail, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 27 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Pom Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas, a Little Auk, 22 Kittiwakes and 3 Little Gulls.

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Norfolk Little Auk Holme NOA on sea
Norfolk Turtle Dove Aylsham in garden at 77.Soame Close NR11 6JF
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on D.lake
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE of Blackborough End till 1.40pm along New Road in cattle field south of River Nar then flew east
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE of Blackborough End along New Road in cattle field south of River Nar
Norfolk Great White Egret Blackborough End south of track to fishing pits at Heathlands Farm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew east past Sheringham 7am-9am +85.Little Gulls. Great Northern Diver still on sea
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Little Auk Cley NWT on sea mid morning then flew east
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings y'day Holme west of dunes
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT still 8.20am Sidestrand but no sign since
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Sidestrand
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day c2mls SSE of Southery off Sedge Fen Road
Norfolk Black Guillemot Cley NWT on sea west of beach car park