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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 11th January 2021

A grey and breezy but milder day. An Avocet on the NWT pools was a surprise, and over 200 Golden Plover were on the grazing marshes.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 5.Russian White-fronted Geese Bayfield Hall still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on beach near car park at 10.15am
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Colney GPs at Chapel Break Road in paddock by river
Norfolk no sign of any Cattle Egrets near Halvergate
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk 2+Waxwings c1ml NNW of Poringland flew south over Arminghall at 11.45am
Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male y'day still Snettisham RSPB by car park entrance at 12.15pm +showing well PE31 7RA