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

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Saturday 9th May 2015

A huge movement of  618 Swifts and 3782 Swallows took place along Hunstanton Cliffs this morning. At the Observatory 2 Spotted Flycatchers were in the pines to the north of the Richardson Hide, and 8 Little Terns, 2 Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, and 5 Yellow Wagtails were also noted.
At Walsey Hills a Turtle Dove flew through south-east and 4 Yellow Wagtails were also counted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Golden Oriole Hickling Broad NWT in flight 200yds S/of vis centre this a/noon NR12 0BW
> Norfolk 21 Dotterel NE/of Choseley Drying Barns 12:45 in ploughed field viewed from Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine + Turtle Dove flew E/ NR25 7SA
> Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint 09:55 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this evng + Drake Scaup PE31 8BB
> Norfolk Osprey 07:00 Norwich flew over UAE
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Kelling Quags + Whinchat