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COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. 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. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Sunday 10th April 2016

A fine and sunny day with many highlights including 200 Common Scoters, a female Red-breasted Merganser, a Great Crested Grebe and 2 Sandwich Terns noted. A Red Kite drifted through and a Peregrine struck a Woodpigeon over the grazing marsh mid morning. Waders included a Ruff on the NWT pools, 2 Greenshank, and 2 Black-tailed Godwits. At least 2 Firecrests were still on the reserve during the morning but elusive. Other birds of interest included 10 Sand Martins, 14 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 12 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers, a Black Redstart and 2 Redstarts, 6+ Wheatears, 5 Yellow Wagtails, and 2 Tree Pipits over the Golf Course.

Highlights from Walsey included a trickle of Swallows heading west, 4 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Cetti's Warblers and 4 Bullfinches on the reserve; a Greenshank was heard nearby and a Red Kite was seen over the East Bank. A smart adult Green Sandpiper was on the main pools at Cley NWT and 4 Little Ringed Plover were on the Serpentine.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 16:35 by sluice ob river NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB near Tower Hide at 13:30 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 10:10 briefly by Lankford Run NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 10:10 briefly by Lankford Run NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 10:10 briefly by Lankford Run NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Male Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 08:00 by river NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water RSPB at 15:05 on N/side NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:45 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 4 Common Crane Winterton North Dunes briefly before flying out to sea NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Berney Marshes RSPB + Short-eared Owl NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk No Sign of Hoopoe Burnham Thorpe