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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Monday 4th April 2016

More signs of migration today with 30 Swallows, 10 Sand Martins, two House Martins and a Tree Pipit noted. A Black Redstart and four Wheatears were in the horse paddock along the entrance track and a Ring Ouzel was seen at Gore Point early morning. Two Firecrests were in the Pines at the rear of the observatory and an Emperor moth was discovered on vegetation outside the NWT visitor centre.


Emperor Moth - Holme Dunes NWT, April 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 15:10 200yds E/of Tower Hide in reedmace NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 13:00 E/from Tower Hide in reedmace showing well NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Juvenile Female Tundra Peregrine found dead Cley NWT on the beach NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk White Stork Halvergate Marshes this evng
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey Mere at 16:20 S/of windmill + 2 Common Crane in field at Burnley Hall estate TG456223
> Norfolk White Stork W/over Surlingham NR14 7DF TG305064
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Winterton North Dunes + Male Ring Ouzel NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gate by bend in sea wall at 12:30 + White Wagtail
> Norfolk 2 Firecrest Happisburgh this a/noon NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk 3 Little Gull Whitlingham CP until c18:00 the flew/E
> Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham at 18:00 at North Beach Road by chalet.12 PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park TF648335
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Winterton North Dunes this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Little Gull Whitlingham CP on Great Broad
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery this a/noon NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes + Ringtail Hen Harrier NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad at 16:15 at S/end TG462139
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Freshmarsh at 15:40 + Whimbrel & 2 Little Ringed Plover
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from hide at 13:10 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on lawns of Paulian Court at W/end of Esplanade at 10:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes + Redstart & Firecrest NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 8 Ring Ouzel Holme-next-the Sea in horse paddocks TF717450