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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 Tuesday 2nd March 2021

A Peregrine was again disturbing the wildfowl on the grazing marsh throughout the day. A drake Pintail was amongst the Wigeon on the marsh,  two Woodcock were disturbed from their daytime roosts and at least two Rock Pipits were in Thornham Harbour.

Rock Pipit, Thornham Harbour

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Norfolk Lesser White-fronted Goose Postwick Marshes at 1.40pm +4+Russian White-fronted Geese still
Norfolk 4.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Scaup 1w.fem Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Salthouse still west of Iron Road in channel 150yds south of beach mid morning
Norfolk Lapland Bunting on Saturday Scolt Head Island