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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.

Sunday 14th August 2016

Highlights today were 6 Teal, 5 Common Scoters, 19 Gannets, 8 Little Terns, 84 Sandwich Terns, and 270 Common Terns passing offshore. A Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank were around the Broadwater in the morning, and both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers were around the pines. Ringing was productive with 17 new birds and 10 retraps, including a Lesser Whiethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler and many Long-tailed Tits!

In the moth traps today a White Satin Moth, Blood Vein, Gold Triangle, Southern Wainscot and Nutmeg were among the catch of 28 species.