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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.

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