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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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 29th September 2020

Highlights today included the retrapping of the Blyth's Reed Warbler, which showed well for a brief while after the mornings rain had stopped. At least four Yellow-browed Warblers were recorded, two around the NOA/NWT reserves and two more at the west end of the NWT reserve and a presumed Eastern Lesser Whitethroat frequented the bushes near the NOA carpark. A Kingfisher was around the Broadwater, as was a Spotted Redshank, and at least two Crossbills and two Bramblings were in the pines.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey by coast path 100yds west of campsite still 3.05pm. Park at end of Greenways
Norfolk 1+Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB west of path near Island Hide at 7.20am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham south of Shangri-la chalet at 2.16pm +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk 4.Purple Sands Titchwell RSPB still on beach at 9am
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley flew east past beach car park (+ad.Little Gull. ringtail Hen Harrier flew past Walsey Hills NOA)
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley flew east past beach car park (+ad.Little Gull. ringtail Hen Harrier flew past Walsey Hills NOA)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day west of Titchwell RSPB still at Thornham Point
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Stiffkey on saltmarsh north of Campsite Wood
Norfolk Great White Egret Winterton North Dunes flew north over plantation at 9.26am
Norfolk probable Siberian Chiffchaff Winterton South Dunes in bracken 500yds south of Hermanus Restaurant
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey by coast path 100yds west of campsite at 9am. Park at end of Greenways
Norfolk 14.Spoonbills flew east over Titchwell RSPB at 11.13am +Great White Egret
Norfolk 1+Black Redstart Gorleston-on-Sea at pier
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery flew to churchyard
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER still Winterton at South Dunes at public steps at 8.45am tho elusive
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Wells Woods still 10.21am on fence in 2nd field south of Pinewoods Caravan Park
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Stiffkey on saltmarsh by car park mid morning
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Wells Woods still 9.55am in 2nd field south of Pinewoods Caravan Park
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits on Sunday Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe Marshes
Norfolk Great White Egret just E.of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w Wells Woods still on fence by track 500yds south of Pinewoods Caravan Park at 8.46am
Norfolk 5+Y-br.Wblrs Winterton South Dunes at 8.35am
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER still Holme Dunes retrapped
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day 1.5mls NNE of Wells flew over East Hills in evng TF.925.458