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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

Tuesday 21st July 2015

A windy day with  a small movement of Swifts early morning, followed by several other notable species during the day, which included a Green Sandpiper on the NWT reserve and an adult Med Gull west along the beach. A Herald was a nice surprise in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Broad-billed Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB until 12.40 when it flew to The Wash TF650328
> Norfolk Adult Broad-billed Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB late mrng. TF650328
> Norfolk Adult Broad-billed Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB from South Hide this mrng. TF650328
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT + 2 Little Stint on Pat's Pool, 6 Little Gull & 1s Arctic Tern on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB at 14:40 from Autumn Trail PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB 10.30 at the end of Autumn trail on edge of reeds PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 08.00 + 50 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper & Green Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 7 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Eclipse Drake Garganey Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Reported Snettisham RSPB late mrng. TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Drake Scaup Snettisham RSPB on Stanton's Lake TF650328
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Cromer NW/over the golf course this mrng. NR27 9HE TG219423