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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 Friday 28th February 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew NW past Mundesley this morning
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still mid a'noon from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still from Bishop Hide
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still on coal barn at 12.30pm TF.728.443
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Holkham Bay still
Norfolk Water Pipit Salthouse just east of Iron Road
Norfolk 35.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on beach opposite Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove in hedge west of Raven's Farm junction at 10.15am tho distant TF.673.049
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Earlham Marsh at 9.40am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford again at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+43.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes 4mls SE of Norwich flew west over Framingham Earl at 7.11am