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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 Saturday 2nd May 2020

Seawatching this morning produced 11 Brent Geese east, 2 Fulmars west, an adult Gannet, one Little Tern, 22 Sandwich Terns and 3 Auk sp flying east. The Cuckoo was calling on and off during the day, and an adult Med Gull was of note, with 6 Swallows passing and 3 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers, and a Reed Warbler recorded.

The moth traps were a little busier but no new species today; 4 Northern Drabs, a Pine Beauty, a Shuttle-shaped Dart, 5 Muslins, a Powdered Quaker and a Chocolate Tip were caught.

Butterflies included 2 Small Coppers, 2 Green Hairstreaks, a Wall, 4 Peacocks, 4 Orange Tips and 3 Green-veined Whites.

The Yellow Flag is beginning to come out around the pond, and the newts are still to be seen.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels west of Aylmerton this morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Heacham flew north over Lamsey Lane at 2.10pm
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Sheringham flew west over Beeston Bump at 8.55am