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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

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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