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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 Saturday 13th February 2021



Snipe and Water Rail sheltering and feeding in the Dell. A Woodcock was with them.

Another bitterly cold wind today with even less unfrozen ground, Woodcock (12+) and Snipe (15+) were numerous with several feeding in sheltered areas of the reserve. Two Peregrines and a Barn Owl were hunting again.

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Norfolk Smew redhead Whitlingham Ctry Park still 2.45pm on Great Broad +1w.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still +Bittern
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Norwich at Longwater on NEWS building at midday
Norfolk Smew redhead Whitlingham Ctry Park still this a'noon on Great Broad
Norfolk Scaup 1w.fem Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad. Bittern still on ice in Conservation Bay
Norfolk Great White Egret Kimberley Hall Lake at 9.52am
Norfolk Smew redhead Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad at west end opposite car park
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still +2.Russian White-fronted Geese flew over