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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 Friday 20th March 2020

Moth Traps - 4 Hebrew Character, 1 Small Quaker, 1 Diurnea fagella
Four Mediterranean Gull on Redwell Marsh
Four Twite on Thornham Coal Barn

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Welney WWT still +Common Crane
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts (both fem/1w.male) South Creake still in garden
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Bull Marsh this morning
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Holme Dunes NWT still on flash south of entrance track
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Cley flew east past beach car park this morning
Norfolk Garganey drk Holme Dunes NWT still on flash south of entrance track at 12.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh still viewed from Friary Hills NT
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 at 11.45am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR still 10am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew south over Roydon Common NNR at 9.54am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on