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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 14th March 2021

A sunny but breezy morning with rain arriving mid afternoon. Highlights were a Greenshank on lavender marsh and 12 Crossbills in the pines, together with at least 2 Siskins. A Great White Egret was seen briefly over the grazing marsh and at least 3 Cetti's Warblers were heard.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 5.Water Pipits Holme Dunes NWT this morning
Norfolk Eider drk Wroxham Broad still 2pm at north end
Norfolk 16.Russian White-fronted Geese Postwick Marshes early a'noon +presumed escape ad.Lesser White-fronted Goose
Norfolk Eider drk Wroxham Broad still from left end of car park at 7am tho distant
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Kimberley Hall in field near waterfall at 9.18am with Greylag Geese +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose y'day NE of Southery still SW of Wissington at Wissey