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Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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.

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Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 26th November 2020

Highlights today included at least two Bearded Tits around the Broadwater, the immature female Peregrine again on and around the Grazing Marsh, a Snow Bunting west along the beach and single Woodcock and Bullfinch.

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Norfolk c4.Black-throated Divers (3.ads) Holkham Bay +3.Great Northern Divers (1.ad) Velvet Scoter

Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad this a'noon. Use Filby Bridge car park +walk north to viewpoint TG.460.142

Norfolk BLACK-THROATED THRUSH fem y'day Weybourne in garden briefly in morning but no further sign by midday today

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still c400yds north of concrete blocks on beach at 10am

Norfolk Short-eared Owl Dersingham Bog at 11.09am

Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Norton (not Burnham Overy Marshes)

Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Norton (not Burnham Overy Marshes)

Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes

Norfolk 10.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still

Norfolk 3.Scaup (all 1w) still Ranworth Broad NWT from visitor centre boardwalk +3.Swallows briefly

Norfolk 3.Black-throated Divers (all ads) Holkham Bay +2.Great Northern Divers 2+Slav Grebes

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.02am

Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Old Hunstanton still on beach

Norfolk 18.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB

Norfolk 18.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB