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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

Friday 12th June 2015

A Nuthatch above the Obs building was very unusual. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 20:20 on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point 19:00 in suaeda at Long Hills but elusive. Walk W/from Cley beach car park for 3mls. Keep on seaward side of ridge & away from roped-off areas. No more searches planned NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Black Stork low W/over Narborough at 17:55 & appeared to land near Narborough Fisheries
> Norfolk Black Stork SW/over South Raynham at 15:25
> Norfolk Possible Lesser Crested Tern E/past Blakeney Point at 07:15 but no further sign by late mrng NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Bee-eater S/over Winterton-on-Sea at 10:45
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 18:40 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn showing well PE32 1TE
> Norfolk 2 Bee-eater W/over Kelling Heath at 11:00 TG102419
> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill Burnham Overy + Male Ring Ouzel at E/end of Burnham Overy Dunes
> Norfolk Possible Orange-billed Tern sp E/past Blakeney Point at 07:15 NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436