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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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Monday 1st June 2015

Another breezy, though at least sunny day at the observatory. Bird wise a vocal Cuckoo continued to frequent the area around the east bank. On the adjacent NWT reserve a Spoonbill was present mid morning and a  Spotted Flycatcher was in the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Holme NWT mid mrng TF715449
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way 15:00 + Little Stint & Bittern NR12 0BW TG429221