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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 Sunday 8th December 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Hooded Crow Horsey still north of Nelson Head track this a'noon +Raven still over woods by village viewed from dunes
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 25.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still from barn at 11.33am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Haddiscoe Island
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway (+4.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 9.Bewick's Swans Horsey
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll y'day still Titchwell RSPB +Black-throated Diver Slav Grebe Hen Harrier
Norfolk 35.Common Cranes y'day between Acle Bridge +Billockby from barn. 40.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 35.Common Cranes y'day between Acle Bridge +Billockby from barn. 40.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB