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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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Saturday 30th May 2015

A quiet day, the highlights were a Hobby through over the grazing marsh, 30 Black-tailed Godwits on the NWT and the regular Cuckoo was active near the Broadwater. On the sea 4 Brent Geese, 400 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 4 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 3 Guillemots, 8 auk sp, 536 Sandwich Terns, 30 Common Terns, 4 Arctic Terns, and 2 Little Terns were seen. Moths included 2 Eyed, a Poplar and a Small Elephant Hawk Moth while butterflies included Common Blue, Green Hairstreak and Small Copper. At Walsey Hills 2 Little Stints were viewable on Pope's Marsh and approx. 100 Swifts flew through during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT late a/noon on North Scrape but distant NR25 7SA
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Red-necked Phalarope Kelling Water Meadows late mrng NR25 7ED
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Salthouse just N/of Dun Cow pub but flew W/ NR25 7XW