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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 6th January 2021

The sea was disappointingly quiet, though a drake Long-tailed Duck was recorded flying past West. On the grazing marsh six Russian White-fronted Geese were again present, as was the immature female Peregrine. A Kingfisher was around the sluice along Thornham Bank and a Spotted Redshank and female Goosander were reported from Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Bittern Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB flew over reedbed from main viewpoint
Norfolk Black Redstart Holt in garden at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Weybourne Camp still on sea this morning +Black-throated Diver flew east
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk flew west past Holme Dunes
Norfolk Little Stint ad still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 11.50am +2.Short-eared Owls still
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Winterton on sea
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Colney GPs at Chapel Break Road in paddock by river then flew off
Norfolk 20.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still at east end at midday