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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 9th November 2020

A foggy start but mild with some sunshine later, it was another day of thrush migration with 300 Blackbirds, 150+ Redwings, 6 Fieldfares and 4 Song Thrushes recorded around the reserve and passing overhead. On the sea 9 Common Scoter, 10 Red-throated Divers, a Gannet and 6 Great Crested Grebes were the only birds of note but around the grazing marshes 35 Black-tailed Godwits and a Spotted Redshank were seen, with 6 also Snipe seen. Other birds of interest included a female Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, a Rock Pipit, 5 Redpolls and 7 Siskins.

 

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Norfolk Dartford Wblr male north of Stiffkey Campside car park at Stiffkey Binks at 3.40pm

Norfolk Long-tailed duck Holkham Bay +4+Great Northern Divers 2.Slav Grebes

Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham NNR along main track 500yds west of Lady Anne's Drive at 2.20pm with tit flock (+Y-br.Wblr)

Norfolk Great White Egret Halvergate Marsh still from north end of Halvergate Branch Road SW of railway bridge

Norfolk 2.Glossy Ibises Acle Straight in field south of A47

Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still

Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still Salthouse on Swan Pool by Iron Road at 1.38pm (+Little Stint)

Norfolk no sign of 1w.Eastern Yellow Wagtail north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow this morning

Norfolk RADDE'S WARBLER y'day Blakeney Point +DUSKY WARBLER Richard's Pipit

Norfolk no sign of Dusky Warbler Wells Woods +no sign of Pallas's Warbler

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Buxton Heath at 12.25pm

Norfolk 37.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on beach near North Scrape at 11.11am

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.54am

Norfolk Firecrest Waxham 1/2ml south of Shangri-La at end of bushes at 10am

Norfolk Dartford Wblr male north of Stiffkey Campside car park at Stiffkey Binks at 3.40pm

Norfolk Long-tailed duck Holkham Bay +4+Great Northern Divers 2.Slav Grebes

Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham NNR along main track 500yds west of Lady Anne's Drive at 2.20pm with tit flock (+Y-br.Wblr)

Norfolk Great White Egret Halvergate Marsh still from north end of Halvergate Branch Road SW of railway bridge

Norfolk 2.Glossy Ibises Acle Straight in field south of A47

Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still

Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv still Salthouse on Swan Pool by Iron Road at 1.38pm (+Little Stint)

Norfolk no sign of 1w.Eastern Yellow Wagtail north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow this morning

Norfolk RADDE'S WARBLER y'day Blakeney Point +DUSKY WARBLER Richard's Pipit

Norfolk no sign of Dusky Warbler Wells Woods +no sign of Pallas's Warbler

Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Buxton Heath at 12.25pm

Norfolk 37.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on beach near North Scrape at 11.11am

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.54am

Norfolk Firecrest Waxham 1/2ml south of Shangri-La at end of bushes at 10am