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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 27th July 2020


A very blustery and wet day.

A White Satin moth from the Obs moth trap. Other species included Garden Tiger, Poplar Hawk, Pine Hawk, Ruby Tiger, Scalloped Oak, Drinker, Rustic, Uncertain, Common Rustic, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Flame Shoulder, Smoky Wainscot, Scarce, Common and Dingy Footman, Rosy Footman and Oak Eggar.

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Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (ad +juv) Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this morning +1s.Little Gull still
Norfolk 2.Garganey just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 1.18pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Roseate Tern ad Snettisham RSPB still on southern pit at 12.54pm (+Spoonbill still)
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide
Norfolk 16.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 10.40am
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Garganey (ad.fem +2.young) still Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8.46am
Norfolk Garganey juv y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills y'day flew west over Weybourne Camp at 8pm