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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 Tuesday 18th August 2020

The Greenish Warbler was seen early morning in the NWT car park but no further reports during the day. An Icterine Warbler was also reported in the NOA car park again today. A Pied Flycatcher was in the pines mid afternoon and 3 Great White Egrets, 80 Black-tailed Godwits, two Whimbrel, a Greenshank, a Whinchat, 2 Stonechats, a Wheatear, a Yellow Wagtail and 7 Crossbills were also seen in the recording area.

Moths included 36 Flounced Rustics, 6 Silver Ys, a Small Waved Umber, Brimstone, Drinker, 2 Sharp-angled Peacocks, 6 Dingy Footmen, 2 Turnips, 4 Double-striped Pugs, a Gold Swift, a Gold Spot, 4 Straw Underwings, a Rusty-dot Pearl, Breckland Plume, 2 White Points, Green Carpet, Vine's Rustic, Large, Lesser and Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwings, Cloaked Minor and 2 Common Wainscots.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck East Wretham Heath at Langmere at 2.27pm
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme Dunes at back of pines near beach at 2.15pm
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Welney WWT still flew over Lady Fen
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER reported Wells Woods still 12.15pm near orchid meadow but no further sign (4.Pied Flys The Dell)
Norfolk White Stork (ringed) Claxton still on Claxton Marshes viewable from river bank at 1pm tho distant
Norfolk 17.Pied Flys on Sunday Hemsby
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER on Sunday Hemsby in morning (+Black Tern flew south)
Norfolk no further sign of Greenish Warbler Wells Woods near The Dell nor Icterine Warbler
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas on Saturday flew south past Hemsby (On Friday Sooty S'water flew north)
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands on Saturday 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Breydon Water flew west over Breydon Bridge at 10.40am
Norfolk Pied Fly Burnham Overy in bushes at 8.51am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Wells Woods still near The Dell at c9.15am with Long-tailed Tits +Icterine Warbler still (+3.Pied Flys)
Norfolk Garganey just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 8.30am +2.Spoonbills still. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance at 8.17am. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk SARDINIAN WARBLER on Sunday Winterton South Dunes c80yds south of lighthouse +c20yds north of slope by private green steps at 4pm
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy from sea wall at 5.51am +Great White Egret