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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.

Friday 30th October 2015

A wet morning meant bird activity was minimal, brighter weather after lunch revealed that the two male Ring Ouzels were still present on the eastern edge of the reserve, at times showing well. A Great White Egret was reported flying east along the shoreline mid morning and  two Long-tailed Ducks and a Slavonian Grebe were on the sea. Other birds of note included a Merlin, Short-eared Owl, Woodcock and a pair of Stonechat.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Reported Holme NOA E/along shore mid mrng + 2 Male Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl, 2 Long-tailed Duck offshore & Slavonian Grebe TF717450
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Paston at 16:00 on cliffs
> Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Salthouse flew E/along shingle bank near beach c/pk at 15:30 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NNR at 14:20
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Choseley Drying Barns at 14:00 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl S/past Great Yarmouth at North Denes mid a/noon
> Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Ringstead Downs
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB + Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at 08:45 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Weybourne + Short-eared Owl thru W/ NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172