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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 20th February 2021

A Greenshank and a Short-eared Owl were highlights today, a Red Kite drifted over the village and a Chiffchaff was in the willows near the NOA staff car park.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east over Postwick Marshes at 4.02pm
Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Postwick Marshes at 3.59pm
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh at 1.50pm
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh at 1.33pm
Norfolk 27.Russian White-fronted Geese 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Smew (all redheads) y'day Rollesby Broad in NW corner
Norfolk 5+Scaup (1.drk) y'day Hickling Broad NWT still from staithe at 7.25am. redhead.Smew in bay near Rowland Green's Mill