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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 Sunday 19th July 2020

A wet start with rain clearing during the morning. Highlights today were a Great White Egret dropping onto the marsh and a Hobby flew east along the Broadwater early afternoon. Two Black-tailed Godwits flew east and  a Stonechat was near the Observatory. A Crossbill flew over the pines west late morning.

Moths were very varied again today with Tree-lichen Beauty, Least Carpet, 15 Common Footmen, 5 Kent Black Arches, 2 Brown Tail, 28 Scarce Footmen, 3 Rosy Footmen, a Willow Beauty, 2 Small Emerald, a Brimstone, Small Waved Umber, 5 Oak Eggars, 7 Drinkers, 22 Rustics, a Garden Pebble, Lyme Grass, 3 Fen Wainscots, Buff Ermine, Lesser Cream Wave, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Latticed Heath, Common Carpet, 3 Mother of Pearl, Rosy Minor, a Sand Dart, Short-cloaked Moth, Sharp-angled Peacock, Cloaked Minor, Archer's Dart, 3 Ruby Tigers, 4 Pine Hawks, a Privet Hawk, Garden Tiger, Chinese Character, Dunbar, Least Yellow Underwing, Ear sp, 2 Uncertain, Dwarf Cream Wave, Mouse Moth, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Brown-line Bright-eye, 2 Dingy Footmen, Early Thorn, 2 White-line Dart, Dark Arches, and Single Dotted Wave all recorded.

Tree Lichen Beauty

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Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT +Spoonbill Great White Egret
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Norwich flew south over Pottergate at c10.55pm