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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 March 2021

Another very windy day, the only moths in the traps were a single Hebrew Character and the micro-moth Acleris hastiana.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls flew past Weybourne this morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w flew north past Waxham this morning (+5+Great Northern Divers Yellow Wagtail over)
Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham Sands Holiday Park
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still by visitor centre
Norfolk 4.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps in gardens north of church at midday
Norfolk Great White Egret Limpenhoe still just south of railway from Well Road/ Marsh Road junction at midday
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham at south end of Holkham Park near Longlands at 11.30am
Norfolk Osprey Norwich flew north over Thorpe at 12.45pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still between Horsey Corner car park +Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Roydon Common NNR at 9.45am: 1.flew south, 1.landed in heather near top of hill near gully
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again flew west along beach