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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 Monday 2nd November 2020

The Dusky Warbler and Siberian Chiffchaff remained in the area in front of the Heligoland trap and a Ring Ouzel and a Little Stint were reported on the NWT reserve, the former by the car parks, the latter on the beach.  

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Norfolk 9.Tundra Bean Geese Welney WWT right of Main Observatory at 1.50pm
Norfolk Little Stint Holme on beach from NWT reserve at 1.35pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe Marshes mid morning +2.Jack Snipes
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both ads) Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape this morning
Norfolk 4.Tundra Bean Geese Cley flew west past beach car park 8am-midday (+Great Northern Diver Puffin flew east)
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings flew over Weybourne Camp 7.20am-10.30am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still midday Cley NWT on Keepers' Marsh near gate from footpath west of visitor centre +showing well TG.049.442
Norfolk 6.Great White Egrets Welney WWT. Ring Ouzel Holme NOA near Richardson Hide
Norfolk 6.Great White Egrets Welney WWT. Ring Ouzel Holme NOA near Richardson Hide
Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still 9.06am Cley NWT on Keepers' Marsh near gate from footpath west of visitor centre TG.049.442
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Holme NOA still in willows near Heligoland trap (+Siberian Chiffchaff still)
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on mud at 8.54am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still Cley NWT on Keepers' Marsh near gate from footpath west of visitor centre TG.049.442