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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 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