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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.

Sunday 8th November

Another blustery day with rain mid morning. Highlights were a Merlin, 5 Whooper Swans west, on the sea 300 Common Scoters, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 22 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua and 2 Bonxies. Also of note were a Water Rail, a Cetti's Warbler, a Stonechat near the east bank, 2 Bramblings, 15 Siskins, 3+ Snow Buntings on the beach and at least 1 Water Pipit.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Possible Amur Wagtail Titchwell RSPB on small pool w/of main f/path at 14:00 300yds NNW/of v/c. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 13:05 W/end of South Flats NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Penduline Tit St.Olaves over bridge calling at 09:15 & continued towards Haddiscoe train station
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB this a/noon. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting E/over Kelling this a/noon. NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Hunstanton at 11:00 over fields s/of Lodge Farm PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT E/of beach road early a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Titchwell RSPB on the beach. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Sidestrand flew/w at 09:55 + Short-eared Owl flew/e. NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Beach Road at 09:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB at 09:10 perched w/of the main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 12:10 + Water Pipit flew/E. NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Hen Harrier over Blakeney Point + 5 Bewick's Swan NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 6 Hen Harrier Warham Greens at roost + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Ruddy Shelduck over Gorleston-on-Sea at 07:30. NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Breydon Water North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Happisburgh this mrng NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 11:57 + 55 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB at 10:08 + Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Cley NWT minimum showing well from Babcock Hide at 09:50 NR25 7SA TG049441