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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

Sunday 14th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler 18:35 Blakeney Point 100yds N/of Halfway House in sueada at edge of beach. Keep away from roped off areas & away from nearby Oystercatcher nest. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk west NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper 18:15 Cley NWT on north scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler 17:50 Blakeney Point SW/of blue roped-off area. Keep away from roped off areas. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk west NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Adult Laughing Gull Blakeney Point flew W/past Long Hills 16:20 NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler 10:45 Blakeney Point just past The Hood showing well on+off. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk west NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Bee-eater Southrepps on power lines 11:00-11:30 then flew south
> Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 15:00 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 13:10 Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn PE32 1TE
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Salthouse NW/of Dun Cow pub NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk No Sign of Red-backed Shrike Walsey Hills NOA
> Norfolk Black Redstart Chedgrave by RSPB office
> Norfolk 3 Quail Welney WWT from main obs, Friends Hide & Reedbed Hide PE14 9TN TL548946