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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES TO RE-OPEN FROM MONDAY 13TH JULY 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming visitors back to Holme Bird Observatory from Monday 13th July 2020, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you once again. Thank you to all our members and visitors for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Please be aware that we are not yet able to restore full access.

Some restrictions must continue and these are as follows: Hempton Marsh and Walsey Hills reserves will be re-opening to visitors on 13th July, but hides on these reserves will remain closed. At Holme the following hides will remain closed for the time being: Redwell Marsh hide, Car Park hide, Sea-watching hide, Dell hide and Broadwater hide. The Bus-Stop, Dowson and Richardson hides will be accessible to one household at a time, and the viewing platform and seating area outside the cordon will be available as well, with social distancing in place. The Observatory building will also remain closed to visitors, but a member of staff will be able to come out to meet you. We do regret that for now visitors will not be able to empty moth traps with our staff, but we will retain specimens of special interest for visitors to view at a safe distance. We will continue to charge day permit fees.

We are very sorry not to offer a fuller visitor experience just yet, but these measures are for everyone's safety and we do appreciate your understanding. We will continue to review hide closures, and will post any changes on our website.

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