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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES REMAIN CLOSED AT PRESENT All NOA reserves remain closed at present, and following the lifting of some restrictions in England we would ask our members, visitors and volunteers to be patient while this situation continues. We are still some way from being able to provide a COVID secure environment for our staff and visitors, and any changes must be gradual, cautious and enable social distancing. Broadwater Road is currently closed, and the Beach Road Car Park is also closed. We would advise that parking and toilet facilities are not yet widely available. NWT Holme Dunes, Titchwell and Snettisham RSPB reserves also remain closed, and do not yet have a date for opening their car parks and other visitor facilities. Please also bear in mind that we are now in the middle of the breeding season. Birds which have been nesting undisturbed while visitors have stayed away need this situation to continue until their young have fledged. For similar reasons affecting land managers along the North Norfolk Coast AONB, their Re-opening the Norfolk Coast Working Group is asking people not to visit at this time until organisations have had a chance to put safety measures in place for social distancing and reopen provision such as toilets and car parks. Announcements will be made by individual organisations and businesses when this is the case, so please check before you travel, and don’t come at present. NOA hopes to offer some form of access at its reserves later this summer, but it could still be some weeks away and will remain limited while we find our ‘new normal’. Please bear with us, and we thank you again for your understanding and support

Thursday 14th May 2015

A cool and breezy day, things were fairly quiet but an Arctic Tern flew close along Broadwater, and 2 Yellow Wagtails went over west. Brown Argus was of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill E/over Brancaster at 20:00 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide at 19:20 + 2 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Female Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in field at 13:05. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB till mid mrng on freshmarsh then flew W/ + 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NNR at 12:25 E/of beach c/pk from coastal path behind houses viewed towards the tower
> Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT on Serpentine mid mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 1s Little Gull & White Stork NR31 9QB TG464048