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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 Saturday 27th March 2021

On the sea today 8 Common Scoter and a Red-breasted Merganser were seen. Single Crossbill, Brambling and 4+ Siskins were feeding in the pines today, and 150 Golden Plover flew out over the grazing marsh.

In the moth traps 4 Hebrew Characters, 1 Dotted Border, 1 Small Quaker and 1 Common Quaker were caught.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle north of Breydon Water again 3.45pm then flew west tho distant
Norfolk probable White-tailed Eagle north of Breydon Water flew west at 3.25pm
Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps churchyard
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham at Lady Anne's Drive at c11.50am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Roydon Common NNR this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still 12.20pm south of Nelson Head track flew south
Norfolk Iceland Gull flew west over Beeston Bump at 11.56am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey north of Nelson Head track at 11.34am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Jack Snipe just south of Happisburgh flushed from clifftop stubble field near pillbox at 10.20am
Norfolk Black Redstart West Runton in beach car park at 10.21am
Norfolk Black Redstart Northrepps still
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Winterton
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Winterton flew south over South Dunes at c8.20am