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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.

Monday 4th January 2016

A sunny and pleasant start to the day, with birds of note from a local perspective at least included an exceptionally high count of 36 Pochard (5 females) on the broadwater, the pair of Stonechats still around the observatory and a Chiffchaff trapped and ringed. On the sea birds seen included four Long-tailed Duck, four Velvet Scoter, three Gannets, and single Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver. The three Shorelarks remained in the mouth of Thornham Harbour with around 23 Twite still present in the harbour itself.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB on mudflats + 3 Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham around Abbey Farm at 11:40 PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Reported Burgh Castle on far bank by Berney Arms TG476049
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns flew S/from Chalkpit Road to trees at 15:45 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB at 14:55 TG378039
> Norfolk 8 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB today NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11:15 in NW/corner + 11 Twite
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT 11:19 at E/end of beach by Thornham Harbour mouth
> Norfolk 23 Shorelark W/of Holkham Gap at 10:38 walk N/on left path from Lady Ann's Drive to view dunes