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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 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