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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 Friday 25th September 2020

Conditions on the face of it seemed ideal for sea watching, but the wind strength and rain hampered viewing to a large degree with 12 Arctic Skua, 10 Kittiwakes, 6 Bonxies and a single Little Gull the best we could manage.

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Norfolk 7.Arctic Skuas flew SW over King's Lynn at c3.55pm +Bonxie
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew west past Sheringham at 3.41pm
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew west past Sheringham at 3.41pm
Norfolk 2.Sabine's Gulls (both juvs) Sheringham flew east past east end of promenade: 1.at 2.45pm, 1.at 3.30pm
Norfolk Purple Sand juv Titchwell RSPB by pillbox near beach mid a'noon
Norfolk 60.Common Cranes Welney WWT between Lady Fen +Bank Farm viewable from visitor centre
Norfolk 13.Little Gulls flew past Weybourne in 2.hours
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Winterton
Norfolk 55.Common Cranes Welney WWT still between Lady Fen +Bank Farm viewable from visitor centre +5.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 2.skua sp Thetford flew south over Telford Way at 2.10pm
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Skuas flew past Sheringham this morning
Norfolk 2.Arctic Skuas SW of Norwich flew west over Cringleford at 1.43pm
Norfolk 6.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB +Curlew Sand Arctic Tern
Norfolk 87.Arctic Skuas NNW of King's Lynn flew over Lynn Point 9.02-1.17pm
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas (both juvs) Cley flew east past beach car park 7.40am-11am (+Sooty S'water flew east +5.Little Gulls flew east +122.Bonxies flew east)
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew west past Sheringham at 11.05am. juv.Long-tailed Skua flew east at 10.25am (+24.Little Gulls 146.Bonxies 68.Arctic Skuas)
Norfolk 40+Common Cranes Welney WWT still between Lady Fen +Bank Farm viewable from visitor centre
Norfolk 42.Arctic Skuas NNW of King's Lynn flew SW over Lynn Point 9.02-11am
Norfolk Scaup ad.drk flew north past Winterton
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Sheringham
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT on main lagoon +6+Great White Egrets
Norfolk 3.Leach's Petrels flew past Sheringham by 10.04am
Norfolk 24+Arctic Skuas NNW of King's Lynn flew SW over Lynn Point 9.02-9.39am +18.Bonxies flew over
Norfolk Little Gull ad Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew east past Sheringham at 8.45am