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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

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 Friday 18th December 2020

A blustery day with showers, at least 4 Russian White-fronted Geese were on the grazing marsh and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose was with 250 Brents nearby.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy again 2.51pm then flew east
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still north of Rollesby Bridge this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still this morning
Norfolk 13+Scaup still Hunstanton off jet ski ramp
Norfolk reported possible Squacco Heron Cley NWT was a Little Egret [reidentified from photograph]
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling still this morning +Lapland Bunting (+2.Velvet Scoters still on sea)
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash
Norfolk 50+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end
Norfolk 4.Twite Thornham Harbour still at car park
Norfolk possible Squacco Heron Cley NWT flew east from by Arnold's Marsh +east over Gramborough Hill +lost to view at c9.50am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe 2.Great Northern Divers Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.ad.male) y'day Hickling Broad NWT again at Stubb Mill roost +Short-eared Owl 19.Common Cranes
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Sea Palling on beach