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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 11th March 2020

Three vocal Common Cranes were again present on the grazing marsh today. In Thornham Harbour the Twite ( at least 6), were on the Coal Barn Roof at midday. A Spotted Redshank and Greenshank were also in the harbour mouth.

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 Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Holme Dunes NWT still from coastal footpath midway between entrance gate +visitor centre at 1.50pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires near Raven's Farm junction at c7.40am TF.673.049
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR at 1.30pm
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay c450yds east of Holkham Gap by path in front of hides c50yds before roped-off area at 12.43pm TF.896.458
Norfolk 4+Shorelarks still Holkham Bay c450yds east of Holkham Gap by path in front of hides c50yds before roped-off area at 12.41pm TF.896.458
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby in stubble field from barn this a'noon TG.420.124
Norfolk Spoonbill Holkham still on pools just west of Lady Anne's Drive
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. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Holme Dunes NWT still 10.13am
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks still Holkham in dunes c1/4ml NW of boardwalk at 8am (+3+Velvet Scoters still offshore)