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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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Friday 15th July 2016

 A reminder that the NOA Moth Day takes place tomorrow at the Observatory starting at 10am, running until around 12 noon. Please do come along to this free event - all are welcome!

63 species of moth were in the traps including Poplar, Eyed and Privet Hawk-moths, Garden Tiger, Rosy Footman, 2 Ferns, 5 Swallow-tailed Moths, 3 Kent Black Arches, a female Ghost Moth and 2 Diamond-backs.

One of several exotic looking cuckoo wasps Chrysura radians - Holme Birds Obs, July 2016

A fairly limited census saw a Turtle Dove in the NWT Forestry, Whimbrel heard over the grazing marsh and 22 Curlews over east. Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Great Tit were caught and ringed.

In the evening 5 Spoonbills flew west over Holme Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 8 Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 19:30 on pools W/of track to hide NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436