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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.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 24th July 2020

Sea-watching today produced 9 Common Scoters, 12 Gannets, 16 Little Terns, an adult Black Tern west, 128 Sandwich Terns, 8 Common Terns and an adult Arctic Tern west. A Med Gull, Great White Egret, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel and a juvenile Stonechat were also of note.

Moths included Poplar and Pine Hawks, a Tree Lichen Beauty, Garden Tiger, Rosy Footman, Least Carpet, Dusky Sallow, Southern Wainscot, Mother of Pearl, Kent Black Arches, Coxcomb Prominent, Pebble Prominent, Ruby Tiger, Least Yellow Underwing, Latticed Heath, White-line Dart, Lyme Grass, Shore Wainscot, Brown-line Bright-eye, Rustic, Dingy, Common and Scarce Footman.

Tree Lichen Beauty and Poplar Hawk Moth

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Norfolk Wood Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh from viewpoint
Norfolk 2+Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB from South Hide +3.Turtle Doves still