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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

Sunday 1st November 2015

Highlights today were a Swedish ringed Blackcap, the Ring Ouzel which was still present near the Broadwater Hide all day though sometimes elusive, and 2 Whooper Swans flew west late afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water 15:00 at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at NE/end N/of the Hide at 13:55 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at NE/end N/of the Hide at 09:49 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Purple Heron Reported Cley NWT at 16:00 over Pope's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes at 15:13 W/of fence opposite 1st toad pools + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 13:30 from Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 10:00 from Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk Shorelark Sidestrand on cliff top this mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk Basking Shark E/past Sheringham at 09:15 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 6 Twite Holme Dunes NNR + 2 Bewick's Swan over
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Black Redstart Blakeney Point + 3 Short-eared Owl & Hen Harrier NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Redstart Horsey in compound this a/noon. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR29 4EJ
> Norfolk 5 Short-eared Owl Warham Greens late a/noon. + 3 Hen Harrier NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT E/of Arnold's Marsh + 2 Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Dark-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT E/of Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Thornham over marsh at 15:35 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Dunes at 14:20 PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines E/of Meals House mid a/noon NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Long-eared Owl Winterton by Beach Road briefly NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB near Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 17 Bewick's Swan Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid mrng + 4 Whooper Swan PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Choseley Drying Barns this mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 18 Whooper Swan Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436