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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.

Saturday 27th February 2016

Six Crossbills in the car parks area were the highlight.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT at 17:00 on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT N/over Arnold's Marsh at 16:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk White Stork Welney WWT late a/noon from visitor centre PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk White Stork Welney WWT mid a/noon from visitor centre showing well PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren mid a/noon in clearfell by Field Barn IP27 0TS TL833873
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end mid a/noon NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk White Stork Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Choseley Drying Barns at 13:30 by puddle on path E/of barns 300yds from parking area PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island late mrng viewed from mound in Waveney Forest TG457011
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Burnham Overy Marshes TF849441
> Norfolk 7 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Burnham Overy this mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Hickling Broad NWT 16:45 at Stubbs Mill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 2 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Firecrest Hickling Broad NWT by c/pk NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 11 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on shingle E/of N/end of East Bank early a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB at midday PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at W/end NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle TG476049