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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. 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. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Tuesday 17th November 2015

The day started well with a flock of seven Whooper Swans over west, followed at Gore Point by a Greenshank, a Peregrine and two Lapland Buntings. Star billing today though went to an approachable Purple Sandpiper east of Gore Point on the shoreline. Other birds noted during the day included another Greenshank on the NWT pools, a Short-eared Owl over the grazing Marsh, a drake Goosander and at least 15 Twite frequenting the area around Thornham Harbour.

Purple Sandpiper - Holme Bird Obs, 17th November 2015