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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

Saturday 1st August 2015

Highlights at the Obs today were an Eider, 35 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 293 Sandwich Terns and a Med Gull on the seawatch, and 5 Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, and a Turtle Dove were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. + 5 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-veined Darter (dragonfly) 5ml NW/of Norwich 2/3ml South of Taverham on pond by Ringland Lane NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua Titchwell RSPB flew through this evening. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-veined Darter (dragonfly) Titchwell RSPB on small pool along East Trail this a/noon. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Welney WWT from Lyle Hide at 13.58 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this mrng. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk No Sign of Melodious Warbler Blakeney Point in the Lupins. NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull Cromer on seafront this evng. NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Male Quail N/of Abbot Farm Binham singing early evng along Walsingham Road
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh early evng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Breydon Water at South Wall this a/noon. + 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on the freshmash + Arctic Tern PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this mrng. + Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank & 8 Spoonbill PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Crossbill Aylmerton at 08.45 over Sandy Lane. NR11 8QE