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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 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