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COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 23rd February 2020

A Waxwing dropped in beside the Heligoland trap at 2.30pm but was seen only briefly. A total of 9 Avocets were on the NWT pools, and offshore from the Firs over 2,500 Common Scoter passed east, with a Red-throated Diver and 5 Red-breasted Mergansers also recorded. A Red kite drifted along the ridge and at least 3 Barn Owls were hunting.

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Norfolk 35.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on beach opposite Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 11.Russian White-fronted Geese Snettisham RSPB behind car park
Norfolk 13.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh at 1.27pm +2.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Winterton still on sea off cafe
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 1.11pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 12.58pm 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires between Paddock Lane +Raven's Farm TF.676.050
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+60.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh near large island at 12.57pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 11.26am 1ml SW of Fincham still at Black Drove on wires between Paddock Lane +Raven's Farm tho distant TF.676.050
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes (8.ads) between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in field from barn at 10am TG.420.124
Norfolk Little Stint still Snettisham RSPB +2.Short-eared Owls
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 10.15am 1ml SW of Fincham still at Black Drove on wires between Paddock Lane +Raven's Farm
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 heap just west of junction at 10.09am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Fincham still on wires at Black Drove between Paddock Lane +Ravens Farm at 8.15am