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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 Sunday 13th December 2020

 A rotten day, but the Great White Egret flew east to Thornham Harbour during the morning.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still in SE corner opposite fishing platform
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again 2.25pm in flight by car park
Norfolk Black Brant ad Titchwell again 2.04pm south of A149 in field west of road to Choseley from Ringfield Farm /Little Dodmans Farm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Smew 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in flight this morning then appeared to land on river towards Martham Broad. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings Cley NWT still 1.14pm on beach 50yds west of Iron Road in fenced area
Norfolk 202.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB this morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull Sea Palling on flash at 12.46pm then flew to coast (13.Bewick's Swans towards Ingham)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still 12.45pm flew past east towards Sheringham
Norfolk 30+Snow Buntings west of Holkham Gap still in dunes at 12.07pm tho mobile
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER recently Eccles
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne Camp (+Slav Grebe)
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still at dawn
Norfolk 24.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on beach at 10.29am
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.25am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still on North Beach on groyne.56 (+Purple Sand)
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Cley NWT on sea at 10.20am +moving west
Norfolk 5.Tundra Bean Geese Horsey 1/2ml south of Horsey Mill in field just east of road mid morning
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still at pool by car park at 9.43am
Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk 108.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Waxham flew south over Walnut Farm
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Colney GPs on marsh by River Yare
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT in ditch in field by approach road at 9.29am
Norfolk 3+Tundra Bean Geese Waxham opposite Walnut Farm at 9.25am with 20.Pink-footed Geese then flew south
Norfolk Glossy Ibis flew west over Blofield Heath
Norfolk Black Brant ad just west of Titchwell still in field at 9.20am then flew to fields SE of village
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still on beach just west of car park at 8.28am (+2.Velvet Scoters still offshore)
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB +110.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day flew SE over Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe Marshes late a'noon