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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

Thursday 20th August 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Wryneck Cromer by boating lake at 13:00 briefly then flew W/ NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Adult Male Honey Buzzard W/over Wells Woods at 13:30 NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull Cromer on beach opposite Rocket House cafe then flew W/over pier NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB on pits at 11:15 + Wood Sandpiper TF650328
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua W/past Cley NWT at 06;25 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at 09:oo in apple tree by start of boardwalk + Pied Flycatcher
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 18:40 NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 4 Black Tern S/past Winterton-on-Sea this evng + 2 Arctic Skua
> Norfolk 5 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT from Dauke's Hide this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape this a/noon + 4 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Holme Dunes NNR this mrng + Turtle Dove
> Norfolk 4 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT from Dauke's Hide this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 20 Black Tern Holme-next-the-Sea in roost on beach off Holme Golf Course late mrng PE36 6LQ TF696439
> Norfolk 3 Black Tern (2 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at high tide TF650328
> Norfolk Black Tern Old Hunstanton + 3 Arctic Skua
> Norfolk Garganey Salhouse from Phil Stead Hide