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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 Tuesday 30th June 2020

A breezy start to the day meant birds were largely keeping their heads down out the wind. The exception was a small party of swifts, around twenty birds accompanied by three Sand Martins, which fed over the pines for a while. A walk to the more sheltered side of the site behind the Obs revealed a Treecreeper in the pines.

Record shot of the Treecreeper


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