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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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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