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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

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 Thursday 18th June 2020

A relentlessly wet day with a strong southerly breeze, there was not a lot to report today but a Spoonbill was on the Broadwater and a Cuckoo was flying west over the reserve mid morning. Otherwise things were dominated by the noisy nearby colony of Black-headed Gulls!

Moths were fairly numerous with a Silver Y, 8 Cinnabars, 5 Bordered Whites, an Uncertain, 3 Barred Straw, 2 Common Swifts, a Dwarf Cream Wave, Brown Rustic, Flame, Grey Dagger ag., 2 Diamond-backs, a Dark Arches, Sharp-angled Peacock, Marbled Minor ag., Fern, 2 Sand Dart, 2 Common Footman, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Heart & Dart, Small Elephant Hawk, Treble Brown-Spot, Willow Beauty, and a Grey Pine Carpet.

Below: Grey Pine Carpet and Grey Dagger/Dark Dagger ag.




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