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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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.

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Wednesday 30th December 2015

Three shorelarks were still present in the mouth of Thornham Harbour with two Velvet Scoter noted on the sea there as well. A Peregrine was hunting along the shoreline at Gore Point early morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 10:20 E/of B1153 off Abbey Road in field at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose (2 Adult + 2 Juvenile) Cley NWT on grazing marsh mid a/noon + AD Pale-bellied Brent Goose with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SW/of Sea Palling by Hickilng Road in cattle field opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG419252
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Stokesby 1/4ml W/of Martham junction at 10:30
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at 12:15 just E/of beach c/pk with Dark-bellied Brent Geese showing well NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour 11:35 at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach by harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling in sugar beet field Pink-footed Geese NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Holkham till 10:20 by A149 near junction with B1155 then flew off TF884451
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter off Holme NOA TF717450