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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.

Thursday 7th May 2015

Six Barnacle Geese were still around the grazing marsh today but there was no further sign of the mysterious Bar-headed Goose! Seawatching produced 3 Little Terns, 53 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns and 2 Arctic Terns, and a Cuckoo, 150+ Swifts, a Peregrine, 6 Sand Martins, 40 Swallows, 3 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, and a Reed Warbler were noted. 3 Whinchats were in fields near the NWT hides and around 10 Wheatears were on the grazing marshes, with at least 4 Yellow Wagtails among the cattle.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Wells at 11:oo NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Billy's Wash + AD Little Gull on Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cantley Marshes RSPB on pool at midday then flew towards Buckenham Marshes RSPB & no further sign TG378039
> Norfolk Probable Honey Buzzard over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB early mrng NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 12 Dotterel 11:25 NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in ploughed field viewed from Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Serin W/over Happisburgh at 07:45 NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Cley NWT this evng over Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Wells W/over Beach Road towards Holkham Freshmarsh at 17:55 NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Quail SSW/of Burnham Market at Beacon Hill singing in rape field S/of parking area NR27 9LX TG177417
> Norfolk Osprey Burgh Castle flew SW/towards Belton at 13:50 TG476049
> Norfolk 3 Black Tern Pentney GPs between 12:05 & 12:15 then flew N/
> Norfolk Male Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum singing + Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943