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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 7th November 2020


Another fine clear day. A Water Pipit was trapped and colour-ringed, and on the sea 44 Red-breasted Mergansers passed west, with 12 Eider, 18 Common Scoter, 7 Red-throated Divers, and 6 Great Crested Grebes recorded. Three Water Rails were heard and a Greenshank was of interest, with a Woodcock flushed near the end of the east bank and 2 Tawny Owls calling in the pines. At least 4 Bearded Tits were in the reeds and 2 Rock Pipits, 3 Bramblings, 14 Redpolls and 10 Siskins flew over calling.

 

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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Salthouse till 2.20pm by Iron Road then flew SW (+Little Stint still)

Norfolk Little Stint Salthouse by Iron Road. Great Northern Diver offshore +23.Snow Buntings

Norfolk 3+Great Northern Divers Holkham Bay still midday +Slav Grebe still

Norfolk Hen Harrier male Blakeney Harbour over saltmarsh early a'noon

Norfolk Shorelark Blakeney Point (+3.Snow Buntings Dartford Warbler)

Norfolk 5.Snow Bunting Winterton flew south along beach beach early morning

Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Salthouse still midday by Iron Road

Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings Happisburgh

Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still

Norfolk 4+Short-eared Owls Haddiscoe Island

Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water at west end +Spotted Redshank

Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Salthouse by Iron Road at 11am

Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w still c10.45am north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow from gate along Meadow Lane

Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Happisburgh at coastwatch near paddocks

Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w again 9.20am north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow from gate along Meadow Lane

Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w till 8.45am north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow from gate along Meadow Lane then flew off +no sign since

Norfolk EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL 1w again north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow from gate along Meadow Lane at c8.10am

Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still with sheep by Main Observatory

Norfolk 13.Snow Buntings y'day Cley NWT in roped-off area east of North Scrape mid morning

Norfolk 3+Water Pipits y'day St.Olaves