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COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. 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. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 29th June 2020

Another unseasonal and blustery day with many birds keeping their heads down! A Common Sandpiper was on the edge of the Broadwater, and 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers were counted, while a juvenile Stonechat was near the Observatory, and 3 Crossbills flew west over the village at 8.45am.


A female Common Darter managing to settle in the strong winds.

Moths were down on previous days but even so 2 Middle-barred Minors, 2 Shoulder-striped Wainscots, 2 Sand Darts, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, a Yellow Tail, Shore Wainscot, Uncertain, Bright-line Brown-eye, 3 Mottled Rustics, a Nutmeg, Buff Ermine, Clay and Common Rustic were in the traps.

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Norfolk 6,551.Swifts flew south over California 4.25-7.25am
Norfolk Wood Sand Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk no further sign of Alpine Swift Winterton by mid morning
Norfolk ALPINE SWIFT still Winterton over The Holway at 5.49am