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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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Monday 7th March 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns east of Chalkpit Lane late afternoon PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by the bend in the sea wall
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Horsey Mill this mrng
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of the entrance track this mrng TL815900
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier (1 Adult Male + 3 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost by 17:30 NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 6 Bewick's Swan Halvergate Marshes
> Norfolk Shag Wells harbour NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow at 17:29 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Cley Marshes NWT on shingle bank NE/ of Arnold's Marsh mid-afternoon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum still in paddock IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe from Harbour Way PE31 8BJ TF794442