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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 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