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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 22nd February 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 11.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end at 2.09pm
Norfolk 32.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings just north of Snettisham RSPB on sea wall at 12.30pm
Norfolk Hawfinch still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings Winterton
Norfolk Common Crane Welney WWT still
Norfolk Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 12.30pm TF.728.443
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 11.55am TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshses still west of Branch Road at 10.30am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 15.Whooper Swans Wymondham flew NE over north end at 9.07am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 8.18am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 40.Snow Buntings Winterton on North Beach