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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, and any changes must be gradual, cautious and enable social distancing. Broadwater Road is currently closed, and the Beach Road Car Park is also closed. We would advise that parking and toilet facilities are not yet widely available. NWT Holme Dunes, Titchwell and Snettisham RSPB reserves also remain closed, and do not yet have a date for opening their car parks and other visitor facilities. Please also bear in mind that we are now in the middle of the breeding season. Birds which have been nesting undisturbed while visitors have stayed away need this situation to continue until their young have fledged. For similar reasons affecting land managers along the North Norfolk Coast AONB, their Re-opening the Norfolk Coast Working Group is asking people not to visit at this time until organisations have had a chance to put safety measures in place for social distancing and reopen provision such as toilets and car parks. Announcements will be made by individual organisations and businesses when this is the case, so please check before you travel, and don’t come at present. NOA hopes to offer some form of access at its reserves later this summer, but 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

Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB at h/tide on pits + 3 Little Stint & 10 Spotted Redshank TF650328
> Norfolk 2nd Summer Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. + Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Breydon Water RSPB from South Wall early a/noon. + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 18:00 from Tower Hide. + 3 Garganey NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Corncrake Wiveton flushed from the garden mid a/noon. NR25 7TG TG040434
> Norfolk Juvenile Barred Warbler Warham Greens E/end of main pit but elusive mid a/noon. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Wells Woods in bushes by dunes 800m W/of c/park NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua flew /E Sheringham 10:30. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Caister-on-Sea between poles 8 & 10 N/of Secon Ave but elusive and no further sign by 09:00 NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk 2nd Summer Pomarine Skua E/past Sheringham between 05:50 & 07:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater E/past Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435