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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

Thursday 26th November 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at S/end over saltmarsh near pine plantation at 11:00 TF650328
> Norfolk 21 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 14:05 viewed from bank by mill but dispant NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Sculthorpe Mill in pub c/pk at 12:45 then flew pff NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT with Dark-bellied Brent Geese from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 2.5mls S/of Brancaster Staithe just E/of B1153 NE/of Sunderland Farm on large hay stack PE31 8PF TF783392
> Norfolk 14 Snow Bunting Horsey on beach + Purple Sandpiper on rocks NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 1 Ringtail) Warham Greens W/of Stiffkey Campsite c/pk at 16:00 NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB + Woodlark TF650328
> Norfolk 6 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines at W/side of paddock + Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham Village 14:15 over Saltmarsh at S/end + Spoonbill, Lapland Bunting over & 2 Hen Harrier (Male + Ringtail) TF650328
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common on E/side by path NR26 8RX TG165425