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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

Wednesday 29th July 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Golden Oriole Titchwell RSPB by the visitor centre this a/noon. + Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 6 Spoonbill, 7 Red-crested Pochard on the freshmarsh & Short-eared Owl over the grazing marsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Reported flew W/past Blakeney Point re-identified as Arctic Skua's from images. NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Spoonbill flew/E at 10.55 Cley NWT from the Serpentine. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT 10.05 on Arnold's Marsh. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater flew ENE/past Cley NWT at 08.13 from beach c/park. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT flew past. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB TF650328
> Norfolk 6 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at E/end late mrng. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Little Gull Breydon Water at E/end. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB 08.50 from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Thornham at 07.30 N/over the marsh. PE36 6NZ TF737438