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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

Thursday 18th June 2015

A Spoonbill landed at the east end of Broadwater and Cuckoo and Turtle Dove were around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 11:15 on Simmond's Scrape then flew towards North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Salthouse NWT on new scrape at 18:50 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 16:15 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn showing on & off PE32 1TE
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide + 4 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 11:24 + Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB W/of main path at 08:20 + 6 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Arctic Skua off Winterton-on-Sea this evng
> Norfolk Quail N/of Wymondham singing barley field off Barnham Broom Road from public footpath at 19:40
> Norfolk Female Garganey Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436