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COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 22nd August 2020

Seawatching today produced a single Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 22 Gannets, a juvenile Arctic Skua chasing terns, 13 Little Terns, 165 Sandwich Terns, 15 Common Terns and 4 Arctic Terns. A Wryneck was reported in the dunes on the NWT reserve during the day, with Whinchat, Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat also seen there.

In the moth traps 45 Flounced Rustics, 5 Archer's Darts, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a Square-spot Rustic, Straw Underwing, 5 Common Wainscots, 4 Silver Ys, 8 White-lined Darts, a Lesser Yellow Underwing, 6 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, 8 Turnips, 4 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Six-striped Rustics, a Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, Angle Shades, Dark Arches, Smoky Wainscot, Vine's Rustic, 2 Small Square Spots, a Southern Wainscot and a Blood Vein were caught.


 Six-striped Rustic


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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Welney WWT still +Common Crane still
Norfolk 46.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen this morning. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Cley NWT still at Snipe's Marsh this a'noon
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT
Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB flew in off sea at 2.10pm then flew west over saltmarsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Cley at 12.30pm
Norfolk 2.Whinchats Horsey at Nelson Head Track
Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 44.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 4.Great White Egrets Hockwold Washes still
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands (ad +2.juvs) y'day Snettisham RSPB in morning +16.Spotted Redshanks