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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.

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Monday 6th July 2015

A quiet day again around the reserve, with a Hobby mid afternoon the best bird of the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Insect News: Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly just NW/of Filby at Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform 14:00 TG462139
> Norfolk Probable Alpine Swift Cley NWT flew in off sea then south 14:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Garganey & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Swanton Novers raptor watchpoint TG010302
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape + Curlew Sandpiper on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape + 4 1s Little Gull & Red-veined Darter on East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441