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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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Monday 9th November 2015


Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT in field by West Bank late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2nd Winter Caspian Gull Overstrand on beach + House Martin NR27 0PF TG246410
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Titchwell RSPB S/of Parrinder Hide mid mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on beach near pier then flew/E. NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Humpback Whale Hemsby at 07:20 offshore but distant NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + Black-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, 4 Spotted Redshank & 2 Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Bewick's Swan W/past Sheringham at 08:45 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 6 Bewick's Swan Aylsham in field just/E of the A140 on N/side of B1354 TG192269
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Hen Harrier W/over Titchwell RSPB at 13:15 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 12 Bewick's Swan Cley NWT at 12:31 on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 11:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Bewick's Swan Cley Marshes NWT on Pat's Pool briefly + Red-necked Grebe past on the sea, Velvet Scoter, Bonxie & 2 Merlin NR25 7SA TG049441