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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.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Saturday 9th July 2016

A wet and miserable day until mid afternoon at least, with little bird news to report, but moths were good last night with 9 Common Emeralds, 2 Kent Black Arches, 4 Ruby Tigers, a Plain Golden Y, an Elephant Hawk, a Peppered Moth, a Privet Hawk and a Bordered White among the catch. Butterflies were scarce but a Painted Lady, Comma and 2 Ringlets were around the reserve.

An estimated 210 Sand Martins were feeding off the front of Walsey Hills throughout the morning during heavy rain, otherwise highlights were very limited. A Ringlet, 17 Meadow Browns, 4 Common Blues and 2 Small Tortoiseshells were counted in the afternoon.