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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.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 28th February 2021

Highlights today included 6 Red Kites, a single Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Pintail near Thornham sea wall, Barn and Tawny Owls, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs singing near the village, and a curious House Sparrow exploring near the Observatory.

Another Small Tortoiseshell was seen on the reserve.

Moth traps are on!!

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Norfolk Water Pipit Salthouse on marsh this a'noon
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Salthouse still west of Iron Road in channel 150yds south of beach this a'noon
Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese (2.ads) Postwick Marshes still 3pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still at North Beach at groyne.50
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Hindolveston over fields this morning then flew south
Norfolk Black Redstart male between North Walsham +Aylsham in garden
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe y'day Salthouse still west of Iron Road in channel 150yds south of beach at 12.30pm