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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES REMAIN CLOSED AT PRESENT All NOA reserves remain closed at present, and following the lifting of some restrictions in England we would ask our members, visitors and volunteers to be patient while this situation continues. We are still some way from being able to provide a COVID secure environment for our staff and visitors, and any changes must be gradual, cautious and enable social distancing. Broadwater Road is currently closed, and the Beach Road Car Park is also closed. We would advise that parking and toilet facilities are not yet widely available. NWT Holme Dunes, Titchwell and Snettisham RSPB reserves also remain closed, and do not yet have a date for opening their car parks and other visitor facilities. Please also bear in mind that we are now in the middle of the breeding season. Birds which have been nesting undisturbed while visitors have stayed away need this situation to continue until their young have fledged. For similar reasons affecting land managers along the North Norfolk Coast AONB, their Re-opening the Norfolk Coast Working Group is asking people not to visit at this time until organisations have had a chance to put safety measures in place for social distancing and reopen provision such as toilets and car parks. Announcements will be made by individual organisations and businesses when this is the case, so please check before you travel, and don’t come at present. NOA hopes to offer some form of access at its reserves later this summer, but it could still be some weeks away and will remain limited while we find our ‘new normal’. Please bear with us, and we thank you again for your understanding and support

Sunday 24th July 2016

A quiet day with high temperatures in the afternoon, a Turtle Dove was on wires near Redwell Marsh, 8 Eiders flew west offshore, and a Reed Warbler and a Whitethroat were trapped and ringed in the morning.

In the moth traps there was slightly less variety than the previous day but 2 female Oak Eggars and 22 Ruby Tigers were of note, together with a Pine Hawk Moth.

Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk Male Lesser Emperor dragonfly Filby Broad from boardwalk NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB at 10:30 at S/end of pits showing well + 4 AD Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint TF650328
Norfolk Stone Curlew Titchwell RSPB till 19:20 on freshmarsh then flew S/ PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this a/noon + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT at 20:10 on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + Wood Sandpiper & 3 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 AD Curlew Sandpiper & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Horsey from Nelson Head Trrack NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 2 Black Tern Breydon Water this evng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 5 Adult Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early evng + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black Tern W/over Cley NWT at 09:40 NR25 7SA TG049441