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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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Monday 19th September 2016

A relatively quiet day with only a few signs of recent migrants remaining. Wildfowl included 550 Teal, 6 Gadwall, 100 Wigeon and 400 Common Scoters were on the sea. Two Red-throated and a Black-throated Diver were seen in the morning and waders included 500 Oystercatchers, 30 Lapwings, 4 Curlews, 1000 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2000 Knot; away from the beach a Common Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshanks. Passerines included 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 5 Blackcaps,3 Garden Warblers, 1 Sedge Warbler and 4 Reed Warblers whilst overhead and around the east bank were 2 Grey Wagtails, 70 Meadow Pipits, 2 Rock Pipits and 25 Linnets.