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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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.

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Friday 13th November 2015

With wind speeds in excess of 35mph at times unsurprisingly birds generally were thin on the ground, with the only notable sighting being a Greenshank at Gore Point early morning.
 
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Hoopoe NE/of Spixworth at Crostwick near AGF Barns (for 4th day) NR12 7BB
> Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT at dusk in rough grazing field below dam then flew to lake NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Probable Grey Phalarope W/past West Runton at 13:32
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1/2ml S/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields S/of right hand bend in road at 13:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT this mrng in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB W/of main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Breydon Water flew S/past breydon Bridge & landed in trees near rugby club then continued S/ NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Felbrigg Hall NT NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl 1/2ml W/of Morston Quay at 15:45 NR25 7DJ TG011444
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide at 15:15 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 13 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water early a/noon at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Market over fields beyond sharp bend by A149 + 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham 100yds E/of Funky Mackerel Cafe on rocks
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Felbrigg Hall NT flew to edge of lake near boathouse NR11 8PR