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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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Thursday 3rd March 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by NT gate near bend in sea wall
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holkham NNR from Joe Jordan Hide this a/noon + 80 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TF884451
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 17:00 then flew/W PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 13:00 TL815900
> Norfolk Great White Egret E/over Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB at 09:15 NR14 7DF TG305064
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by NT gate near bend in sea wall late mrng
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard over Titchwell RSPB at 11:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens + 2 Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on Beach N/of Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting Burnham Overy Staithe at 15:00 by Gun Hill
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham E/of The Funky Mackerel Cafe on rocks at 14:15 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Adult Kittiwake Nunnery Lakes at 13:25 on East Lake IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Male Hen Harrier Brancaster Staithe W/over the saltmarsh at 11:45 PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at 10:25 at W/end NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Adult Kittiwake Nunnery Lakes on D.Lake at 08:10 then flew/NW IP24 2YW TL873822