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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

Wednesday 20th August 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 1st Summer Caspian Gull Cley NWT this evng at Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane West Somerton near church.
> Norfolk Wryneck Holkham Pines at 18:00 on seaward side but elusive.
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy in Apple Tree at start of boardwalk by 18:00 but a Reed Warbler there. PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Adult Dotterel flew/NE over Felmingham mid-mrng.
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper High Kelling this evng at Kelling Quags.
> Norfolk Juvenile Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater flew/E past Sheringham at 18:38. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 3 Whinchat Horsey today. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater flew/E West Runton at 18:40.
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB this a/noon on the freshmarsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater flew/W past West Runton this mrng.
> Norfolk 9 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Gramborough Hill at 06:40 then flew towards Salthouse. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape. + Continental Black-tailed Godwit on Pat's Pool. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water this mrng. + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048