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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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Tuesday 13th September 2016

A very hot day as predicted, birds of note included a Spoonbill east early morning, Green and Common Sandpiper on the Broadwater, Two Black Tern and an Arctic Skua on the sea and Whinchat and Wheatear along the sea wall at Thornham Harbour. A Humming bird Hawk Moth was a regular visitor to the Buddleia outside the observatory during the day. Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk Spoonbill Holme NOA early mrng + 2 Black Tern offshore & Arctic Skua TF717450 Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape mid-a/noon beware Hornet's Nest in Hide from Potter Heigham Church walk N/along lane to sharp bend then take track E/then N/through wood then E/again NR12 0BW TG429221 Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh rom Washington Hide at 14:25 NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on brackish marsh + 4 Spoonbill & 3 Little Stint on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT late mrng on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way NR12 0BW TG429221 Norfolk 2 Whinchat Beeston Bump at 13:30 by pit NR26 8DB TG167432