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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES REMAIN CLOSED AT PRESENT All NOA reserves remain closed at present, and following the lifting of some restrictions in England we would ask our members, visitors and volunteers to be patient while this situation continues. We are still some way from being able to provide a COVID secure environment for our staff and visitors, and any changes must be gradual, cautious and enable social distancing. Broadwater Road is currently closed, and the Beach Road Car Park is also closed. We would advise that parking and toilet facilities are not yet widely available. NWT Holme Dunes, Titchwell and Snettisham RSPB reserves also remain closed, and do not yet have a date for opening their car parks and other visitor facilities. Please also bear in mind that we are now in the middle of the breeding season. Birds which have been nesting undisturbed while visitors have stayed away need this situation to continue until their young have fledged. For similar reasons affecting land managers along the North Norfolk Coast AONB, their Re-opening the Norfolk Coast Working Group is asking people not to visit at this time until organisations have had a chance to put safety measures in place for social distancing and reopen provision such as toilets and car parks. Announcements will be made by individual organisations and businesses when this is the case, so please check before you travel, and don’t come at present. NOA hopes to offer some form of access at its reserves later this summer, but it could still be some weeks away and will remain limited while we find our ‘new normal’. Please bear with us, and we thank you again for your understanding and support

Saturday 16th May 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hockwold Washes at 20:00
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB at 17:00 on freshmarsh + 2 Little Stint & 5 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 18:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Blakeney Freshmarsh at 17:50
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard SE/of Norwich NW/over Framingham Earl at 16:15
> Norfolk 22 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 15:40 in field. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Holme Dunes NNR in channel
> Norfolk Bee-eater Breydon Water flew W/along South Wall at 11:55, heard only NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on S/side of North Scrape at 12:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill over Breydon Water + Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank & White Stork (escaped) NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide at 09:25 showing well PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Immature Iceland Gull SW/over Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Drake Garganey Welney WWT from main obsvertory PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT at 15:30 E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at the E/end this mrng + Drake Garganey NR31 9QB TG464048