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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 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Seawatching from the dunes this morning produced 6 Fulmar, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 male Eider and a Guillemot.

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Norfolk 10+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney GPs still mid a'noon in flooded paddock by Chapel Break Road opposite Bendish Way
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still mid a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney GPs by River Yare this morning
Norfolk 40.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end at 2.40pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Marsh tho mobile
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on shingle west of beach car park at 10.56am
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 in field by junction at 11.08am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 10.25am 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove in hedge TF.676.050
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls SSW of Swanton Novers by Fulmodeston Road from raptor watchpoint at 10am TG.009.302 NR21 0NG
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove TF.676.050
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 8.03am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124