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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

Monday 23rd November 2015

Highlights today included 4 Whooper Swans over west, 4 Goosanders west, 2 Woodcocks and 10 Snipe. Hunting in the area were 2 Barn Owls, a Peregrine Falcon, a Merlin and a ringtail Hen Harrier.

3 Shorelark and 17 Twite were towards Thornham and a Waxwing was seen at the east end of Holme village before flying west. A Cetti's Warbler was ringed.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 14:00 over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 12:30 on mud opposite Herbert Barnes c/p NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Little Auk past Weybourne between 08:30 & 12:30 + Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver, 30 Snow Bunting & Shag NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB at 14:02 on marsh W/of southern hide but distant + 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit over beach Weybourne at 13:30 NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 4 Little Auk Waxham + Black Redstart NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Little Auk past Sheringham + Pomarine Skua NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Humpback Whale N/past Waxham at 12:05 NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 5 Shorelark Thornham Point + Glaucous Gull
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Weybourne at 10:27 on sea W/of c/p. NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Humpback Whale Winterton-on-Sea at 10:45
> Norfolk Little Auk Trimingham 07:30 to 08:30. flew W + Great Northern Diver flew E NR11 8EG TG279388
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Ringstead Downs 09:15 in field c.1.6km NE /Holme Road & 1km E/Windmill.
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT in front of Nelson Lyle Hide this mrng. PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens 16:00 at roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Whooper Swan Holme NOA flew/W today + Ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Shorelark W/side of Thornham Point this mrng, Cetti's Warbler trapped & ringed, Waxwing at E/end of village in garden this mrng & 15 Twite minimum at Thornham Harbour this mrng TF717450
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 5 Bewick's Swan PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach + Bonxie PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 12:45 W/over the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Bewick's Swan over Winterton Dunes NNR this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 21 Snow Bunting Weybourne 09:45 this mrng. NR25 7SR TG111435