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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.

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