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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.

Wednesday 9th September


After an early morning start peppered with some optimism, the day unfortunately produced no more than a Whinchat and a Pied Flycatcher on the reserve. Two Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank flew over during the morning. Another Pied Flycatcher was seen in the afternoon at Walsey Hills.
 
 Great Brocade from the moth trap  - Holme Bird Obs, 9th September

Whinchat trapped and ringed along the East Bank early morning  - Holme Bird Obs, 9th September
 
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Ortolan Bunting Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + 8 Spoonbill on Saltings towards Morston. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT at 19:20 briefly on Symmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Ormesby Broad at 18:00 from A149 at Rollesby Bridge NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines by Washington Hide. + Great White Egret & Pied Flycatcher
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. + 3 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Great Yarmouth in NW/corner of cemetery. NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Salthouse at 17:04 in paddock from f/path inland of The Dun Cow pub. + Redstart NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Probable Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB at 15:15 by f/path. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at 10:30 near Washington Hide
> Norfolk Ortolan Bunting Blakeney Point in grass by plantation. + Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart & 3 Whinchat NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Reported Ormesby Broad today. NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 12:56. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Salthouse at 11:57 in paddock by f/path inland from The Dun Cow pub NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove mid mrng. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at 06:45 on Western Track at N/end. NR23 1QD TF943437