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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 Monday 29th March 2021

Another very windy day, highlights included 45 Golden Plover, a Snipe, 12 Chiffchaffs and a Wheatear along Thornham bank. At least 2 Siskins were in the pines.

There were no moths in the traps, but Comma and Peacock butterflies were seen.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton again on sand spit opposite cafe at 3pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail east of Acle +west of Stokesby +escaped White Stork
Norfolk Water Pipit Hickling Broad NWT this morning
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps still 2pm in churchyard
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv flew over Hopton-on-Sea at 1.08pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey again 12.45pm flew high west
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey this morning
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey till 12.17pm at Horsey Gap over holiday camp then drifted high over dunes +out to sea then lost to view
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps still in churchyard late morning
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham Park again over lake at 9.55am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w y'day Whitlingham Ctry Park
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still from layby at 7.40am
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle juv Upton Marshes flew east towards Thurne at 7.20am