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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 2nd September 2020

The Greenish Warbler was still present from early morning and showed well in the sycamore opposite the Observatory building until about 9.45am. The bird wasn't relocated on the NOA reserve again, with many looking unsuccessfully throughout the rest of the day. A Pied Flycatcher was in the Silver Birch and a Redstart was seen west of the Richardson Hide. Other birds of note today included a Great White Egret, 2 Water Rails, 300 Golden Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 350+ Black-tailed Godwits, Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, 3 Snipe, a juvenile Peregrine, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 9 Stonechats and 3 Wheatears.

Moths today included a Rusty Dot Pearl, 13 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 White Points, a Turnip moth, 9 Archer's Darts, a Willow Beauty, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 5 Square-spot Rustics, 6 Flounced Rustics, a Yellow Belle, a Silver Y, 2 Vine's Rustics, a Lesser Yellow Underwing, a Smoky Wainscot and 3 White-line Darts.
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Norfolk 5.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Breydon Water still mid a'noon from South Wall +Whinchat
Norfolk no further sign of Wryneck Titchwell RSPB near Fen Hide by 3pm
Norfolk Wood Sand just E.of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance this a'noon +4.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from r'way station TF.932.431
Norfolk 6.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still from main observatory +Great White Egret Bittern
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3+Curlew Sands (all juvs) Breydon Water still early a'noon at east end
Norfolk Purple Heron Ormesby Little Broad again
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still 12.58pm Waxham by coast path near Portaloos south of Money Lane TG.445.259
Norfolk Wryneck Titchwell RSPB still 12.59pm on concrete path 50yds from Fen Hide then flew north
Norfolk 5.Curlew Sands (all juvs) Breydon Water +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes still 12.15pm in elders 50yds west of Gun Hill tho mobile
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Wryneck Titchwell RSPB still 12.09pm on concrete path 50yds from Fen Hide
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes still 11.45am in elders 180yds east of Gun Hill
Norfolk Pied Fly Horsey late morningNorfolk Pied Fly Aylmerton at Church Road early morning
Norfolk Wryneck Titchwell RSPB still 10.40am on concrete path 50yds from Fen Hide
Norfolk 2.Little Stints (both juvs) Snettisham RSPB on South Pit at 10.38am
Norfolk Whinchat 1.5mls south of Thetford flew south over Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad flew past Weavers' Way Hide at 10.07am
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle juv y'day just NW of Snettisham at Ken Hill in tree at dusk [from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme]
Norfolk Osprey Burgh Castle
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 2.Red-backed Shrikes (both 1w) still Waxham at 9.15am: 1.by coast path near Portaloos south of Money Lane, 1.in nettles by Money Lane midway between coast road +footpath
Norfolk 6.Whinchats Cley NWT between beach car park +North Scrape
Norfolk Wryneck Titchwell RSPB still 9.11am on concrete path 50yds from Fen Hide
Norfolk Spoonbill just E.of Wells at North Point Pools by track N of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from r'way station TF.932.431
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Holme NOA still 9.10am in sycamore near bird observatory
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still Waxham by coast path near Portaloos south of Money Lane +showing well TG.445.259
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Snettisham RSPB still on mud at 6.26am
Norfolk 3.Whinchats Salthouse still on fence just east of Gramborough Hill at 8.10am
Norfolk Wood Warbler Winterton in South Valley in trees below Hermanus Restaurant
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Warham Greens on saltmarsh north of Garden Drove at 7.22am
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes still in elders 100yds east of Gun Hill at 7.15am
Norfolk Wryneck Titchwell RSPB still on concrete path 50yds from Fen Hide at 6.58am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Holme NOA still in alder near bird observatory at 6.49am