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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 Thursday 30th July 2020

A quiet day bird wise, a single vocal crossbill that flew off south early morning the highlight.
The moth traps on the other hand were very busy with a total of 66 species caught. The catch included Nut-tree Tussock, Rosy Footman, Small Blood-vein, Tree-lichen Beauty(2), Large Emerald, Fen and Silky Wainscot, Small China Mark and Pebble Hook-tip to name just a few.
Large Emerald

Small Blood-vein


Tree-lichen Beauty

Silky Wainscot

Pebble Hook-tip


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Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT at main observatory +Spoonbill 3.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 39.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Black Terns reported Cley NWT flew past beach car park
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT still
Norfolk Balearic S'water Cley NWT flew east past beach car park at 8.43am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT at Arnold's Marsh at 11.05am
Norfolk 4.Southern Migrant Hawker dragonflies (2.males) Thompson Common on 1st muddy pool right of main car park at 10am. On Tuesday male.Southern Migrant Hawker Beeston Common
Norfolk 4.Southern Migrant Hawker dragonflies (2.males) Thompson Common on 1st muddy pool right of main car park at 10am. On Tuesday male.Southern Migrant Hawker Beeston Common
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool