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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 Friday 23rd October 2020

Once again the Dusky Warbler showed periodically during the day around the front of the Heligoland trap , with a slightly more co-operative flock of eleven Crossbills frequenting the edge of the pines nearby. Nine Tundra Bean Geese were a surprise find in amongst the Greylags and a Peregrine was regular seen  over the marsh too.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT

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Norfolk 9.Tundra Bean Geese Holme NOA on grazing marsh at 3.55pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Houghton St.Giles on flood by River Stiffkey mid a'noon
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1.5mls west of Mundford flew west over Cranwich Camp at 3.45pm cTL.774.941
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Scolt Head Island still at east end mid a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese Holme NOA from car park hide at 3.10pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS still Welney WWT from Lyle Hide +showing well (+1+Cattle Egret still)
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still 2.40pm Holkham Park Lake at north end
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB near visitor centre by path to beach mid a'noon
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley flew in off sea this morning
Norfolk 23.Cattle Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh by Joe Jordan Hide this a'noon
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still 1.24pm Holkham Park Lake at north end
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still this a'noon Holkham Park Lake
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr just SW of Fakenham still at Hempton Marsh NOA this morning
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew west past Morston early a'noon
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Breydon Water along South Wall this morning +Great White Egret Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w Winterton at beach
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines near The Lookout early a'noon
Norfolk Hawfinch Great Yarmouth still at Tar Works Road in hawthorn NE of Lobec Fabrications
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Holkham Gap offshore
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB still on sea off end of path late morning
Norfolk Scaup fem still Cley NWT west of north end of East Bank on brackish marsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster over marsh at 11.43am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB flew east over beach at 11.38am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Thornham flew over saltmarsh towards Titchwell at 11.30am
Norfolk 8.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 8.25am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Holme NOA still just west of Heligoland trap mid morning
Norfolk 3+Hawfinches Holkham near village car park mid morning
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still 9.45am Holkham Park Lake just north of island
Norfolk Great White Egret Limpenhoe Marshes flew east over Marsh Road mid morning
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) Holkham Freshmarsh still in NW corner by 5-bar gate TF.869.451
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Hickling flew NW over Bishop's Marsh at 7.40am (+2.Great White Egrets)
Norfolk 10.Cattle Egrets y'day Welney still
Norfolk Parrot Crossbill Sprowston flew north over Woodside Road towards Harrison's Wood early morning
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still Holkham Park Lake
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Weybourne still in willow clump before beach car park at 7.25am TG.109.43
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Titchwell RSPB still in evng