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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

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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Tuesday 21st June 2016

A much better day from a weather perspective, with a singing Turtle Dove in the pines early in the morning the best bird of the day. The moth trap was reasonably productive with five Sharp-angled Peacocks and single Barred Straw, Turnip and Poplar Hawk-moth amongst those caught.

At Walsey Hills raptors provided the most interest with Red Kite, Buzzard, several Marsh Harriers, Hobby, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk seen during the morning, the only other notable birds were 2 Common Treecreepers present.

Recently fledged Common Treecreeper after processing - Walsey Hills, June 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great Knot Titchwell RSPB at 18:40 on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Adult Summer Great Knot Scolt Head Island NNR at 11:05 distantly at SW/end with Knot. Walk E/for 1/2ml from Brancaster c/pk to view across channel PE31 8DS TF821459
Norfolk No Further Sign of Adult Summer Great Knot Titchwell RSPB by 10:19 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Adult Caspian Tern Reported Breydon Water early mrng at E/end then flew off & no further sign NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Reserve Info Titchwell RSPB car park full at 12:20 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Harbour + 2 1s Little Gull TG028441
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme NOA singing in pines early mrng TF717450