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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 Sunday 5th July 2020

A very windy day with spells of sunshine. A single Black-tailed Godwit was on the grazing marsh and around the reserve 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers were counted. It was otherwise rather quiet with many birds staying out of the strong winds.

Common Darter, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselfly were noted on the reserve today and Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and Meadow Brown were struggling to find sheltered spots. In the moth traps a Riband Wave, 3 Common Footmen, 2 Rustics, a Nutmeg, 4 Heart & Darts, a Light Arches, 2 Flames, an Uncertain, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot, a Bright-line Brown Eye and a Smoky Wainscot were counted.


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Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 2.40pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance this a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Little Gull Weybourne flew west along shore at 9am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 1.22pm Cley NWT in NW corner of Pat's Pool from by visitor centre tho distant
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool mid a'noon +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still late morning Cley NWT on Pat's Pool tho distant
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.49am
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT still 7.55am