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CORONAVIRUS: The NOA would like to reassure members and supporters that it has taken serious steps to align itself with government restrictions to help with the control of Coronavirus. We have taken the decision to close all our reserves, including Holme Bird Observatory, to visitors and volunteers until further notice. We are truly sorry to have to shut these sites, but in these challenging times we really have no alternative. It is intended that NOA will continue to have a single staff member present at the Observatory on most days, in order to care for the site, and to attend to administrative issues. We also hope to be able to monitor wildlife at the Observatory and to post sightings on our blog. Should any of you living within the Observatory’s recording area see anything of interest, then we’d love to hear from you by phone or email on 01485 525406 and at info@noa.org.uk. We thank you for your understanding and hope that all our members and visitors stay safe and well, until we can restore normal opportunities for enjoying wildlife once again. We are truly grateful for your continued support.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 16th March 2020

Garganey pair still present
First Chiffchaff of the year caught


Norfolk news from Rare Bird Alert
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Norfolk 5.Waxwings still 1.30pm Salthouse by A149 layby opposite duckpond tho mobile
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 2.24pm 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove in hedge near Raven's Farm junction tho distant TF.673.049
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Holkham Bay still 1.55pm
Norfolk Great White Egret NE of Potter Heigham at Heigham Sound from Weavers' Way at 12.47pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape from hide by Weavers' Way at 11.39am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove in hedge near Raven's Farm junction at 11.19am tho distant TF.673.049
Norfolk 5.Waxwings still 11.03am Salthouse by A149 layby opposite duckpond
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 10.45am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Wheatear Cley NWT in Eye Field by main drain at 9.44am
Norfolk 5.Waxwings still Salthouse at back of Grout's Lane
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park in trees at NE corner of Great Broad
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still 7.15am