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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 Sunday 3rd January 2021

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle 2w Wolferton still 3.05pm in fields tho distant. Walk from Semba Trading to view trees on left
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still west of beach car park on shingle
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 2.20pm flew east past Beach Hotel
Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male still this a'noon Snettisham RSPB by car park entrance PE31 7RA
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle 2w flew south over Wolferton at 1.06pm
Norfolk 4+Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB again (+68.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Little Stint ad still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 11.08am
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Holkham Park still with deer
Norfolk 12.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby from barn tho distant TG.420.124
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle 2w still between Snettisham +Wolferton on post at 10.35am TF.638.298
Norfolk 28.Whooper Swans Ludham Airfield
Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male still 10.16am Snettisham RSPB by car park entrance PE31 7RA
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still opposite Beach Hotel +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Colney GPs in paddock by Chapel Break Road at 9.51am
Norfolk Waxwing Kelling Heath still by A149 at 8.51am (+Bewick's Swan flew east at 8.35am)
Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male still Snettisham RSPB in field with caravans by car park entrance at c8.35am PE31 7RA
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls y'day Halvergate Marsh
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks y'day Breydon Water still +Russian White-fronted Goose