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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 18th November 2019

A flock of 15 Waxwings was in the hedge near the village hides at around 7.45am, flying off west, with another 3 flying west over the toilet block near the Golf Course in the afternoon. On the sea today 529 Wigeon, 10 Eider, 2 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 6 Gannets, a Great Skua, 38 Kittiwakes and 5 Auk sp were recorded. A Red Kite drifted along the ridge and 2 Water Rails were calling, a Woodcock was flushed along the river Hun and 14 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, a Rock Pipit, single Brambling, 3 Bullfinches and 80 Linnets were also of note.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still late a'noon viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings NE of Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 12.20pm
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters flew north past Winterton-on-Sea this morning
Norfolk Blue Fulmar flew east Cley
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still +Scaup
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Holme Dunes near golf course flew west over toilet block
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still 1.30pm Holkham Pines 100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide TF.873.452
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 1.25pm viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay TF.911.441
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 12.17pm (+60+Snow Buntings)
Norfolk probable Great S'water flew past Cley this morning +3.juv.Pom Skuas flew east +Little Auk flew west
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.09pm viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay TF.911.441
Norfolk 24.Snow Buntings Winterton Dunes flew south over beach
Norfolk Northern Bullfinch (nominate form pyrrhula) Waxham 100yds south of Sahngri-la chaelty briefly
Norfolk Bewick's Swan Horsey near Horsey Corner with Whooper Swans
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Holkham in field at 10.51am
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Holkham Pines 100yds west of Joe Jordan Hide mid morning TF.873.452
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets y'day Welney WWT from visitor centre late a'noon
Norfolk Gannet imm flew east over Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable north from gate by road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay at 8.47am TF.911.441
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew east then west over Patsy's Pool
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe y'day Scolt Head Isand in channel off west end in a'noon