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

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Tuesday 16th February 2016

A Tree Sparrow was near the Richardson Hide briefly, and 3 Siskins flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR late a/noon PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB over saltmarsh at 07:40 then flew E/ TF650328
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake + 1w Drake Scaup, Female Red-crested Pochard & hybrid drake Ferruginous Duck x Pochard NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT at 14:40 on Lady Fen viewable from the visitor centre PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves 14:20 at W/end of sheep field W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT flew past main observatory PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy at midday viewable fropm A149 by last house PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh near NT gate by bend in sea wall showing well + 6 Twite
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes 11:00 on beach at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Spoonbill NW/of Burnham Overy Staithe on saltmarsh TF848457
> Norfolk Whimbrel Blakeney Harbour TG028441
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 3 Ringtail) Warham Greens this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 15:35 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum mid a/noon, 1 in paddock & 1 in pines W/of paddock IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Drake Long-tailed Duck Holme Dunes NNR off Gore Point at 12:55
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 20 Twite Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441