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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 Saturday 16th January 2021

A snowy scene first thing, giving way to sideways sleet storms which dried up during the afternoon. Over 2000 Wigeon were on the grazing marshes with 200 Golden Plover also of note.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still on beach west of beach car park this morning
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits Cley this morning