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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 21st October 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Siberian Stonechat Caister-on-Sea in gorse along golf club boundary NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Claxton Marshes this a/noon. + Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey at 16:35. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Great Grey Shrike Wymondham N/of sewage works in hedge by River Tiffey then flew to wood by 16:00 TQ112013 TQ112013
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide this a/noon. + No Sign of Jack Snipe NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Weybourne flew over. + 2 Short-eared Owl NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Hemsby this mrng. NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Cley next the Sea on Church roof NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in North Section NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 12 Little Gull Scratby at 08:15
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Weybourne 08:40. NR25 7SR TG111435