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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.

Thursday 24th September 2015

On the sea today 2 Eiders, up to 2000 Common Scoters, 8 Red-throated Divers, 55 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 20 Sandwich Terns and 4 Great Skuas were of note. Also seen today were 2 Spotted Redshanks, a Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 3 Kingfishers, 50 House Martins and a Redpoll in the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Possible Adult Baltic Gull (unringed) N/of Norwich in pig fields early a/noon NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Kelling Water Meadows at 18:00 W/of Pool in hedge by track viewed from metal gate NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh on main pool from Washington Hide at 16:00
> Norfolk Arctic Skua off Winterton Dunes NNR at midday NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Osprey NE/of Dereham at Elsing atThree Bridges Farm at 18:25, do not enter farm NR20 3EQ
> Norfolk 4 Bonxie past Holme NOA + 8 Red-throated Diver & 2 Spotted Redshank TF717450
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late a/noon + 2 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436