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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.

Saturday 5th September 2015

Seawatching between 6 and 11am produced 126 Wigeon, 195 Teal, 44 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Fulmar, 2 Manx and 2 Sooty Shearwaters, a possible Cory's Shearwater, 165 Gannets, 1 Pomarine Skua, 22 Arctic Skuas, 22 Bonxies, a probably Long-tailed Skua, 2 Kittiwakes, 3 Sandwich Terns, 9 Common Terns, 2 Guillemots, and 13 Pintail. A Pied Flycatcher was at the west end of the reserve and a Wheatear was along the sea wall at Thornham.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great Shearwater W/past Sheringham at 18:56. + 3 Balearic Shearwater & 20 Sooty Shearwater NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad from viewing platform 18:35 NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Ormesby Broad this a/noon. 15:10 NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk White-winged Black Tern Rollesby Broad at 13:55.
> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater Blakeney Point this mrng. + Balearic Shearwater & 5 Long-tailed Skua NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua flew W Weybourne by 08:00. NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua Cley next the Sea past by 08:05. + Storm Petrel NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Cley next the Sea flew W/off beach at 07:50. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater flew N Winterton-on-Sea this evng.
> Norfolk Garganey Hickling Broad NWT on Rushill Scrape early evening NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater Cley NWT past this mrng. + Sooty Shearwater NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Sooty Shearwater Sheringham this a/noon. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater E/past Sheringham at 10:05. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 22 Arctic Skua Holme NOA Swatch between 06:00-11:00 + 22 Bonxie & Possible Cory's Shearwater TF717450
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater Winterton-on-Sea this mrng.