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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. 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. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

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