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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Friday 21st August 2015

A frenzy of seabird activity at Gore Point this morning included over 1000 unidentified terns far out to sea but also 8 Teal, 40 Common Scoters, 6 Fulmars, 360 Gannets, 17 Arctic Skuas, 340 Sandwich Terns, 50 Common Terns, 1 Little Tern, 4 Arctic Terns, and 3 Black Terns. On the NWT reserve a Wood Sandpiper and 3 Green Sandpipers were on the pools.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this evng NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Warham Greens flew inland over Whirligig at 16:55. From campsite c/pk walk W/for 1/2ml NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Adult Male Honey Buzzard W/over Wells Woods at 16:40 NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Stiffkey Fen at 09:10 on Marsh W/of main footpath NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Little Stint Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk 4 Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 15:15 + 4 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Holme NWT fron 3rd hide AT 11:00 TF715449
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 13:00 NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Whinchat Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + Wood Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad late mrng NR14 7HP TG328047
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh + 5 Spotted Redshank & Whimbrel PE31 8BB TF759436