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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.

We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 28th December 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR again 2.30pm
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Choseley drying barns this a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl NE of Chedgrave still at Hardley Staithe mid a'noon
Norfolk 2+Water Pipits 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 1.30pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 47.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 12.35pm TF.899.460. Long-tailed Duck on sea
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour in outer section viewed from Stiffkey at 10.30am tho distant +Great Northern Diver Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Norfolk no sign of any Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB /Buckenham Marshes RSPB by c1pm (but c60.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB. 26.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB)
Norfolk no sign of any Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB /Buckenham Marshes RSPB by c1pm (but c60.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB. 26.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB)
Norfolk 62.Russian White-fronted Geese flew over Buckenham towards Cantley at 12.13pm
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still from Rollesby Bridge this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still this morning
Norfolk 4.Tundra Bean Geese Tottenhill Pits still with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.37am
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Colney GPs in flight
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe Marshes by dyke in a'noon
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB at west end late a'noon