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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 13th December 2019

An impressive flock of over 5,000 Pink-feet were around the grazing marshes during the day. On the sea 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Great Crested Grebes, and a Guillemot were recorded.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull near-ad Cley NWT on Simmons' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 2.24pm
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Bowthorpe at 1.46pm
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still with cattle
Norfolk Great White Egret Halvergate Marshes this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hingham at 10.21am: 1.in marsh 300yds NE of Deopham Road, 1.flew south over road
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay on beach west of Holkham Gap (+60.Snow Buntings) still
Norfolk 20.Common Cranes between Acle +Billockby still in fields from barn at 10.47am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in ploughed field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge TF.911.441
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea at 8.33am +4.Long-tailed Ducks 2.Spotted Redshanks. Water Pipit on freshmarsh