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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 Tuesday 12th January 2021

Highlights today included a mixed flock of Skylarks and Linnets in the mouth of Thornham Harbour numbering close to two hundred birds, with a least one Twite picked out amongst them. A female Blackcap was in the scrub near the Observatory Building. On the sea the Common Scoter flock had seemingly increased to in excess of 2,000 birds but were very distant, a single drake Eider was noted just offshore.

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Norfolk 3.Waxwings Snettisham at B1440/ Old Church Road junction at 3pm

Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still from Rollesby Bridge mid a'noon

Norfolk Eastern Black Redstart (form phoenicuroides/ rufiventris) 1w.male still Snettisham RSPB from 5.bar gate by entrance PE31 7RA

Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Melton Constable flew east over church

Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w 2mls SW of Cringleford still 1/2ml NE of Ketteringham just south of A11 by Station Lane at Ketteringham Recycling Centre in field viewed from Cantley Lane at 11.45am NR9 3AZ TG.175.037

Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still 10.13am

Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day 2mls SW of Cringleford +1/2ml NE of Ketteringham just south of A11 by Station Lane at Ketteringham Recycling Centre in field viewed from Cantley Lane NR9 3AZ TG.175.037