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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Ringing, Saturday 29th August

A bumper CES visit to Pensthorpe on Saturday brought totals back in line with previous years, largely due to a roving Tit flock caught early in the morning.

39 Blue Tits and 17 Long-tailed Tits made up the bulk of the catch, but migrant numbers were reasonable with 16 Blackcaps, 8 Reed Warblers, 11 Chiffchaffs and 1 Willow Warbler. Other highlights from the visit included Bullfinch, Treecreeper, Kingfisher and Song Thrush. This visit marked the end of the CES for the year; the final total for the day was 118 birds.

A first year male Kingfisher being processed - Pensthorpe Natural Park © David Bratt