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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 Tuesday 5th January 2021

Eight Eider, two Red-throated Diver and an adult Kittiwake was the best an early morning sea watch had to offer today.

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Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still on beach
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv y'day Salthouse again east of Beach Road late a'noon
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Winterton on sea
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters Cley off beach car park at 10.31am
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Cley off beach car park
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Colney GPs by river in paddock at Chapel Break Road
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv flew north past Gorleston clifftop car park at 9.40am