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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 Tuesday 6th April 2021

A mixed day weather wise, with sun and sleet showers reflected to a degree with the birds on site. Around a dozen Brambling were in the pines along with several Siskin, in contrast to a fly through Swallow and a singing Sedge Warbler. A sea-watching session logged 88 Kittiwakes past west in 90 minutes.

Adult Kittiwake

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Hickling Broad NWT still on new scrape at 11am then flew to reedbed ponds
Norfolk 6.Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk 4.Garganey (3.drks) Hockwold Washes still 2.42pm TL.711.865
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Stiffkey on saltmarsh at 1.13pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Black Redstart Titchwell still in horse paddocks TF.753.438
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still at beach car park
Norfolk Little Gull Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Marshes
Norfolk 11.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes at 9.55am TG.372.318
Norfolk 6+Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes TG.372.318
Norfolk Snow Bunting Winterton
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings still Happisburgh north of Church Farm in large ploughed field north of pill boxes at 9.27am TG.372.318
Norfolk 4.Garganey Hockwold Washes still