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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 Sunday 9th August 2020

Seawatching today produced 47 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 25 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 21 Sandwich and 12 Common Terns. Waders included 15+ Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Greenshank. Three Wheatears were noted, 2 along the East Bank near the Observatory, together with a family of at least 4 Stonechats. Also of interest were 5 Willow Warblers. A Turtle Dove was on the NWT reserve.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was at the buddleia and in the traps highlights included a Least Carpet, 23 Dingy Footmen, 21 Cloaked Minor, 2 Small Waved Umber, a Willow Beauty, 3 Yellow-tail, 3 Drinker, a White-lined Dart, 2 Pine Hawks, a Knot Grass, 8 Scarce Footmen, a Coxcomb Prominent, a White Point, 7 Garden Pebbles, a Riband Wave, 5 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, 3 Flounced Rustics, a Lychnis, Single Dotted Wave, Rusty-dot Pearl, 5 Archer's Darts, 3 Straw Underwings, a Least Yellow Underwing, a Fern, a Tree-lichen Beauty, Scalloped Oak, Cream-bordered Green Pea, Silver Y, 2 Rustics, a Straw Dot, 2 Garden Tigers, a Flame Shoulder and a Spectacle.


Rusty Dot Pearl

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Norfolk White Stork flew past Titchwell RSPB mid a'noon
Norfolk 8.Pied Flys Blakeney Point
Norfolk White Stork Titchwell RSPB mid a'noon
Norfolk 7.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still mid a'noon on freshmarsh
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 2.15pm Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way (+Little Stint). Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E on track, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk Pied Fly between Horsey +Winterton
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN again 12.53pm Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way at 12.45pm then flew off
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT from Friends Hide
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills cTF.925.458
Norfolk 7.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk Pied Fly Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Pied Fly Wells Woods on south side of The Dell at 10.45am
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Salthouse at Gramborough Hill +Great White Egret flew west
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Snettisham RSPB briefly 10.10am (+Wood Sand 3.Turtle Doves Pied Fly)
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine +juv.Spoonbill flew east
Norfolk 35+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 Wood Sand Kelling Water Meadow still
Norfolk 6.Garganey just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +2.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk White Stork Blackborough west of New Road south of River Nar at Nar Flood Storage Resr at 6.50am