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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 22nd March 2020

Norfolk news from Rare Bird Alert
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Norfolk Water Pipit just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance [heard only]. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Waxwings still Salthouse at Grout's Lane in Ducklands garden this a'noon
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove TF.673.049
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Brundall over Oakdale Road at 10.40am
Norfolk 7.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk Waxwing still Salthouse at Grout's Lane in Ducklands garden
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Water Pipit on Friday Buckenham Marshes RSPB