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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 5th March 2021

A Crossbill was in the pines mid morning and a Red Kite drifted over the Obs

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Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew over Brundall
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT
Norfolk Scaup ad.drk Dickleburgh Moor NR TM.173.831
Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad again 12.05pm
Norfolk Lesser White-fronted Goose ad Surlingham at Wheatfen swam SE along River Yare at c11am with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Blakeney Harbour flew west over New Cut at 3.40pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day NE of Chedgrave still at Hardley Staithe
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby from barn