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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. Broadwater Road is currently closed and NWT Holme Dunes reserve also remain closed. We do not yet have a date for opening. NOA hopes to restore some access at its reserves later this summer, and full details will appear on this website, but as we begin to resume reserve maintenance and repairs 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.

Friday 4th September 2015

Seawatching at the Observatory produced 320 Teal, 1 Eider 200+ Common Scoters, 15 Fulmars, 161 Gannets, 13 Arctic Skuas, 26 Great Skuas and 15 Sandwich Terns.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 19 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB until mid a/noon then flew eastward. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 12 Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Sheringham flew past between 06:00-12:30. + Red-necked Grebe & Balearic Shearwater NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 19 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh early a/noon. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua flew E past Sheringham at 07:00. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Cromer this mrng. flew west NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Black Tern flew past Sheringham + Sooty Shearwater, Red-necked Grebe, 65 Arctic Skua & Purple Sandpiper NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull flew N past Gorleston-on-Sea + Arctic Tern flew S., 20 Arctic Skua & 2 Bonxie NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Probable Balearic Shearwater Holme next the Sea between 06:30-10:00. + 10 Arctic Skua & 24 Bonxie