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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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Sunday 3rd May 2015

Heavy rain kept most birds under cover for the first part of the day. A group of 6 Barnacle Geese were on the marsh, together with a single Whimbrel, a male Ruff, 2 Sandwich Terns past the Broadwater, a single Swift over west, a Sand Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 5 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, and a male Whinchat on the marsh opposite the Observatory. Five Green Hairstreaks and four Small Coppers were also out in the brief sunshine.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail 20:15 Cley NWT in 1st cattle field W/of boardwalk to Daukes Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail Cley NWT at S/end of Beach Road near cattle NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Dotterel 13:35 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell N/of Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 13:50 Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewable from path 300yds SE/of hide NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk No Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Hickling Broad NWT flew W/near Bittern Hide 18:45 NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Upton Marshes on flash 400yds W/of top boat ditch
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR29 4EJ
> Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park near Heacham Dam 13:35 TF648335
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 09:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Winterton on playing field