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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

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 19th May 2020


A disappointingly quiet day bird wise, with a single Med Gull and a family of Stonechats on the East bank the most noteworthy news. The moth traps by comparison were busy, with 36 species of moth trapped which included four species of Hawkmoth: Eyed, Small Elephant, Pine and Lime, the latter looking particularly smart! Other insects around the reserve included several Four-spotted Chaser Dragonflies and Azure, Large Red and Blue-tailed Damselflies.

Lime Hawkmoth

Four-spotted Chaser

Azure Damselfly
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Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Common Crane over Sparham at 10.50am
Norfolk Common Crane Bowthorpe flew over Castleton Close at c11.25am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes over Cringleford at 11.35am