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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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 Tuesday 11th February 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Cley NWT again on Simmond's Scrape at c3.25pm
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese Waxham still at Poplar Farm at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still on breakwaters
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Sheringham still
Norfolk Scaup drk Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 1.45pm by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still just west of Earlham Marsh at 11.25am
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 9.30am TF.728.443
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water from path by Asda at 9.56am at high tide
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124