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CORONAVIRUS: The NOA would like to reassure members and supporters that it has taken serious steps to align itself with government restrictions to help with the control of Coronavirus. We have taken the decision to close all our reserves, including Holme Bird Observatory, to visitors and volunteers until further notice. We are truly sorry to have to shut these sites, but in these challenging times we really have no alternative. It is intended that NOA will continue to have a single staff member present at the Observatory on most days, in order to care for the site, and to attend to administrative issues. We also hope to be able to monitor wildlife at the Observatory and to post sightings on our blog. Should any of you living within the Observatory’s recording area see anything of interest, then we’d love to hear from you by phone or email on 01485 525406 and at info@noa.org.uk. We thank you for your understanding and hope that all our members and visitors stay safe and well, until we can restore normal opportunities for enjoying wildlife once again. We are truly grateful for your continued support.

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 15th February 2020

Storm Dennis arrived with strengthening winds and most bird keeping low. Ten Twite were seen at Thornham, and on the grazing marshes 200 Brent Geese, 300 Golden Plover and 380 Lapwings were of interest.

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Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male reported 1ml north of Sedgeford still flew from by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm +lost to view this morning PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Letheringsett still with 2.Lesser Redpolls. Take Riverside Road by mill +view alders upstream from bridge over ford
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still at end of track west of boatyard
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk 3.Scaup Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide +Great White Egret 3.Common Cranes
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Earlham Marsh at 9.45am