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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES REMAIN CLOSED AT PRESENT. All NOA reserves remain closed at present, and following the lifting of some restrictions in England we would ask our members, visitors and volunteers to be patient while this situation continues. We are still some way from being able to provide a COVID secure environment for our staff and visitors. Broadwater Road is currently closed and NWT Holme Dunes reserve also remain closed. We do not yet have a date for opening. NOA hopes to restore some access at its reserves later this summer, and full details will appear on this website, but as we begin to resume reserve maintenance and repairs it could still be some weeks away and will remain limited while we find our ‘new normal’. Please bear with us, and we thank you again for your understanding and support.

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 6th December 2019

Two Barnacle Geese were on the grazing marshes south of the river Hun, and Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler were heard near the Broadwater.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water in pump fields
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour on roof of barn near car park at 1.45pm
Norfolk 3.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 12.33pm +showing well TF.911.441
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 11.13am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea at 10.34am +Slav Grebe still