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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 2nd November 2015

Another foggy day with little overhead movement. Highlights were a Short-eared Owl hunting the grazing marsh early afternoon, a Spotted Redshank and a Greenshank around the Broadwater, 3 Water Rails, a Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 5 Rock Pipits and 4 Siskins. There was no sign of yesterday's Ring Ouzel.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB between 13:15 & 16:00 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB N/of hide late mrng + 7 Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from washington hide at 11:00 TF884451
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Thornham over Thornham Marsh today PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines behind Washington hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy this a/noon. PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NOA over the grazing marsh this a/noon + Spotted Redshank TF717450
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Deadman's Hill NR25 7EZ TG128435
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Breydon Water RSPB on North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Deadman's Hill at 13:01 from green gate NR25 7EZ TG128435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Cley next the Sea on shingle between Iron Road and East Bank + Ringtail Hen Harrier NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Cley NWT at 09:45 E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441