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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 7th March 2021

Highights today were a Great White Egret on the grazing marsh and 2 Chiffchaffs singing in the village. A Siskin flew over calling.

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Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Friday Cley NWT in Eye Field
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton Dunes flew out to sea
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Terrington St.Clement on marsh at 12.57pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle 1ml east of Cley flew over Walsey Hills NOA at 12.50pm
Norfolk 10.Russian White-fronted Geese Postwick Marshes
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Caistor St.Edmund still by Markshall Lane on water meadows north of Roman Town +6.probable.Bewick's Swans (5.ads) flew NE at 8.30am TG.232.038
Norfolk Hen Harrier Salthouse Marshes from coast path at 9.30am
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose ad Norwich still at Marston Marshes LNR SE of River Yare at confluence of Mill Stream at 9.51am TG.212.053
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose y'day flew over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB