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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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 Saturday 21st March 2020

Norfolk news from Rare Bird Alert
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Norfolk 12.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 2.43pm TG.420.124
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 2.30pm TG.420.124
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 12.45pm 1ml SW of Fincham on wires by Black Drove near A1122 junction +showing well TF.673.049
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Holkham Gap flew from dunes at 11.58am +2.Velvet Scoters offshore
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew north over St.Olaves at 11.05am
Norfolk Raven Winterton at Bramble Hill Gap on beach at 10.45am +Hooded Crow still
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 10.18am 1ml SW of Fincham on wires by Black Drove near A1122 junction +showing well TF.673.049
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham on wires by Black Drove near A1122 junction at 9.30am +showing well TF.673.049
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh