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Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

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Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 10th March 2020

Four Common Cranes flew over the NWT reserve mid afternoon. Two rather smart adult Mediterranean Gulls and twenty Avocets were on the Broadwater. A Dotted Border was in the moth trap.

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Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Holme Dunes NWT mid a'noon
Norfolk 12.Little Gulls Cley flew east past beach car park at 2.38pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires midway +brush pile to Raven's Farm at 2.19pm +showing well TF.673.049
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Felbrigg Hall NT flew west over car park at 9.45am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still 11.57am Holkham Bay flew north over dunes
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham 1/4ml west of boardwalk at 11am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Weybourne flew west over beach at 10.08am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Cley at 10.15am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 10.23am
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Holkham still at Holkham Gap