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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 Oservatory Friday 1st November 2019

Continuous rain or drizzle were a dampener on the final throes of migration. A Merlin, 3 Water Rails, 35 Redwings and 2+ Stonechats were the only highlights today.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey at Nelson Head track in trees c200yds east of gate before dunes at 2.45pm
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Winterton still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Island Hide +Spotted Redshank. 2.Snow Buntings on beach +3.Little Gulls
Norfolk Snow Bunting NE of Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Little Auk Cley on sea at beach car park then flew west
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets y'day Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets reported y'day SSE of Southery at Corkway Drove