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Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

We are very grateful 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