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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.

We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 25th November 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT

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Norfolk Water Pipit Heacham South Beach +Bittern
Norfolk 4.Bewick's Swans Sea Palling still in field opposite Heath Farm
Norfolk 17.Common Cranes flew over Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.48am
Norfolk 5.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Hassingham by River Yare at 10.14am TG.364.043
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cantley Marshes RSPB at 9.41am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Wiveton in field east of Leatherpool Lane/ The Street junction at 10.06am TG.041.433
Norfolk no news on Iceland Gull Winterton [report today was erroneous]
Norfolk Iceland Gull Winterton north of concrete blocks tho mobile