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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Monday 1st February 2016

A very windy day here at the obs which resulted unsurprisingly in most birds appearing to keep their heads down ! Around 400 Teal and 200 Wigeon remained on the Broadwater, with c300  Brent Geese and c300 Pink-feet on the grazing Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR + 5 Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 15:15 NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holkham at 13:52 + 2 Scaup NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe on beach at midday TF848457
> Norfolk Great White Egret Nar Valley Fisheries at midday
> Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 11:40 on lake + Drake Scaup NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh W/of B1155 junction at 10:15 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track but distant TL815900