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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 Sunday 8th March 2020

A further movement of Red Kites was evident with 5 heading west late morning.

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Norfolk 2.Smew (both redheads) Filby Broad in SE corner from boardwalk bridge north of road tho elusive
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in bush viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at c1.15pm. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 18.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
Norfolk Red-crested Pochard Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool at 9.50am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove in hedge near Raven's Farm junction TF.673.049
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT at new pool in SW corner
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 7am. From car park walk south for 1/3ml