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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.
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Friday 16th September 2016

With fog still in situ first thing this morning and rain moving in from the west, some migrants were clearly brought down by approaching weather. On the sea 400 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 3 Gannets and 60 Wigeon were counted. A first group of 5 Pink-feet came in off the sea, and 15 Golden Plover, 4 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 18 Snipe, a Kingfisher, a Hobby, over 300 Swallows passed west, a Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Whitethroats, 4 Reed Warblers, a Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrushes, at least 2 Pied Flycatchers around the pines, a Redstart, 2 Stonechats and 12 Siskins were recorded before the worst of the rain arrived at 11am.