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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

Saturday 28th November 2015

Norfolk news from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 14:13 over saltmarsh s/of pits over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 07:56 S/of pits TF650328
> Norfolk Cattle Egret N/over Sharrington at 10:00 toward Blakeney
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster Staithe in wood near Friars Thorne Farm PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Nunnery Lakes at 14:12 on D lake then flew/S IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT from Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Adult Black Brant Binham 500m/W of Abbey Farm
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon at Santon Warren this mrng
> Norfolk 3 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 12:35 from c/p but elusive NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton-on-Sea on North Beach
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Waxwing Santon Santon Warren, w/of level crossing
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB TF650328
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Stiffkey Campsite Wood from c/p this a/noon. NR23 1QF TF964439
> Norfolk 3 Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor at 09:52 NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham near Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 36 Snow Bunting Salthouse at end of Iron Road on beach NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Salthouse in off the sea at end of Iron Road NR25 7XW TG082443