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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 20th May 2020

A Spoonbill on the Broadwater and a Red Kite over the Grazing Marsh were the best bird wise today, with most activity grinding to a halt as the heat increased. The moth traps were again busy with 40 species recorded which included  Privet, Pine and Small Elephant Hawkmoths, Iron, Pebble and Swallow Prominents, Chocolate Tip and Spectacle. Only one Dragonfly was recorded, a Hairy Hawker.
Privet, and a well camouflaged Pine, Hawkmoth.

Hairy Hawker
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Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew over Thetford this a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney harbour on north side at 8.42am at low tide
Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Overy east of sea wall in cattle field with cattle before dunes
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still