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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 26th July 2016

Highlights bird wise today included a Green Sandpiper on the Broadwater, a Turtle Dove singing in the pines on the western edge of the reserve and a showy Tawny Owl that sat in full view mid morning enjoying the morning sun. The moth trap again proved productive with over 60 species caught.
 
 Tawny Owl - Holme Bird Obs, July 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 19 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB mid mrng + 2 AD Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 9 Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at midday NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Snettisham Coastal Park + JUV Turtle Dove TF648335
Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Little Gull Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221