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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.
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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 3rd April 2021

A Spoonbill was on the Broadwater and 2 Black Redstarts were seen in the car park area. On the sea 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Gannet were noted. In the pines at least 6 Bramblings and 2 Siskins were counted, and 8 Chiffchaffs were heard.

In the moth trap single Hebrew Character and Small Quaker were caught.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Holme Dunes on pool on marsh at 2.54pm
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Holme Dunes by car park at 2.30pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Filby Broad still from boardwalk
Norfolk Little Gull Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad at 11.30am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse along shingle ridge
Norfolk 8.Garganey (6.drks) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide
Norfolk 7.Garganey (5.drks) Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 12.16pm
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Martham in garden
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Ormesby Broad still 11.56am +2.Little Gulls
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Quags still on beach
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts Titchwell still in horse paddocks TF.753.438
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB
Norfolk 7.Garganey y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB