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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 Friday 4th December 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham NNR at Salt's Hole (57.Snow Buntings on saltmarsh)
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Upton Marshes NWT again 3.10pm
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese Billockby with Pink-footed Geese mid a'noon (+2.Russian White-fronted Geese still +19.Common Cranes)
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Billockby still with Pink-footed Geese (+12.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey Fen flew east at 10.20am
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash
Norfolk Scaup Felbrigg Hall NT still
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Weybourne Camp still on sea
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings Holkham Gap still
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Wiveton still in field just east of Leatherpool Lane/ The Street junction at 10am. Landowner enters field regularly but bird soon returns. Pls respect local residents TG.041.433
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still c1ml north of Beach Road on beach
Norfolk Iceland Gull Weybourne
Norfolk reported Lapland Buntings y'day Happisburgh in field by lighthouse were Skylarks
Norfolk Scaup y'day Felbrigg Hall NT