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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 10th January 2021

A quiet day with another hard frost and the Broadwater partially frozen. On the grazing marshes 4 Ruff were among the Lapwings and Golden Plover, and 4 Black-tailed Godwits dropped in near the Broadwater edge. A Barn Owl was hunting at the back of the village and an unidentified wild Swan was at the west end of the grazing marsh, landing out of view.

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Norfolk 12.Russian White-fronted Geese Postwick in flooded field viewed from river bank at Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB at 1.35pm
Norfolk 3.Snow Geese Burnham Overy Dunes from Gun Hill at 11.38am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Bayfield Hall still with Greylag Geese
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets near Halvergate in cattle field
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Colney GPs at Chapel Break Road in paddock by river
Norfolk Slav Grebe y'day Cromer
Norfolk Black Redstart y'day just north of Grimston at Congham off St.Andrew's Lane at The Beeches