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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.

Thursday 6th August 2015


Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water at 18:45 off South Wall, viewable from Humberstone Farm NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 25 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 4 Male Red-veined Darter (dragonfly) Kelling Water Meadows by track N/of main pool this a/noon NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh + Little Stint & 2 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water at 10:45 by Tern platforms NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT W/over Beach Road at 07:37 & landed on freshmarsh by Glaven Channel NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water early mrng by tern platforms NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 30 Little Gull Sheringham W/past golf course at 20:20 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Spotted Redshank & 2 AD Yellow-legged Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB + 2 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Quail Wiveton singing at 11:20 on W/side side of road just W/of Wiveton Down NR25 7TG TG040434
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Black Tern Snettisham RSPB + Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 19 Spotted Redshank TF650328
> Norfolk Quail Weybourne just W/of coastguard cottages NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT at 10:45 on Pat's Pool + 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Gull & AD Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 8 Common Crossbill NW/of King's Lynn over Ongar Hill at 11:25 PE30 2QA TF631204