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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 Monday 5th April 2021

The Black Redstart was again in the car park area this morning and on the sea 5 Kittiwakes, 2 Arctic Skuas and 2 Sandwich Terns passed offshore. On the grazing marsh 70 Golden Plover, some in summer plumage, were south of the river Hun. Other birds of note included 3 Bramblings and 4 Chiffchaffs.

In the moth traps despite the cold temperatures an Early Thorn, Powdered Quaker, 5 Hebrew Characters, 3 Small Quakers, Clouded Drab and 2 Red Chestnuts were caught.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk no further sign of any Kittiwakes Whitlingham Ctry Park mid a'noon
Norfolk 8+Lapland Buntings still 2pm Happisburgh in bare field north of Church Farm from clifftop path
Norfolk Little Gull Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad
Norfolk no sign of any Common Scoters Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad but 2.Kittiwakes at east end early a'noon +ad.Little Gull still
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still near A149 at 12.09pm
Norfolk 10.Lapland Buntings still 11.59am Happisburgh in bare field north of Church Farm from clifftop path
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Hindolveston
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holme Dunes NWT still
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still late morning on North Scrape
Norfolk 10.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh in bare field north of Church Farm from clifftop path at 10.30am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Welney WWT
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Gramborough Hill over marsh
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.50am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (both ads) y'day Cley NWT still late a'noon