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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 Tuesday 21st April 2020

Another rather breezy day which again made finding the smaller birds more challenging! That said there was clearly a small arrival of Wheatears with twelve recorded plus the first singing Reed Warbler of the year. Other birds of note included five Swallows,  three Grasshopper Warblers, two Lesser Whitethroats, Cuckoo, Great White Egret and a Merlin.
Only three moths, Muslin, Small Quaker and Pine Beauty were in the traps and two butterflies noted, Peacock and Green Hairstreak.

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Norfolk/Suffolk Ring Ouzel just SW of Diss still by River Waveney at Cock Street Fen Fields
Norfolk/Suffolk Ring Ouzel y'day just SW of Diss by River Waveney at Cock Street Fen Fields at 1.50pm
Norfolk Turtle Dove Brundall flew over garden
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels (3.males) NE of Holt at High Kelling Equestrian Centre (for 4th day)
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Snettisham Coastal Park at 8.31am
Norfolk no sign of Ring Ouzel Wymondham in 3rd paddock north of abbey along Tiffey Walk
Norfolk Black Redstart fem between Methwold +Cranwich Heath in hedge
Norfolk Curlew Sand still Breydon Water +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Ring Ouzel y'day just SW of Diss by River Waveney at Cock Street Fen Fields