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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 Monday 24th February 2020

At least 5 Avocet on Broadwater with wildfowl and a Peregrine hunting. At least 8 Twite at Thornham Habour.

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Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Warham Greens still mid a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Warham Greens still mid a'noon
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1.05pm 1ml SW of Fincham west of Black Drove in hedge at back of fields cTF.676.050
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still midday 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires between Paddock Lane +Raven's Farm TF.676.050
Norfolk 8+Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on mud on causeway from hide briefly 8am
Norfolk 2+Snow Buntings Titchwell RSPB still west of main path
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires between Paddock Lane +Raven's Farm