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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 Monday 4th January 2021

 Two Red-throated Divers, a Kittiwake and a probable Razorbill passed offshore first thing, and a Peregrine was hunting the grazing marsh.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Bean Goose sp (probably Taiga Bean Goose) Runcton Holme in field behind church with Whooper Swans (+Great White Egret)
Norfolk Little Gull flew west past Weybourne Camp 10.05-10.50am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad again this a'noon
Norfolk Little Stint ad still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 11.41am
Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male still Snettisham RSPB by car park entrance late morning tho elusive PE31 7RA
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew west past Cley NWT
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Snettisham RSPB still 3pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle King's Lynn between Queen Elizabeth roundabout +Hardwick roundabout by main road at 8.30am