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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.

Saturday 15th October 2016

With winds swinging into the south and rain out in the north sea overnight, migration was brought to a temporary halt today with numbers of new birds arriving being suddenly a bit subdued! There was plenty to see, but ringing was reduced with 55 new birds, still mainly Robins and Goldcrests. At least 10 Bearded Tits were around the Broadwater, a single Swallow was still present, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps including the bird ringed in the Netherlands caught here on the 8th, (now weighing a massive 21.8g), a Ring Ouzel was still at the west end of the pines, 30 Blackbirds, 11 Fieldfares, 6 Song Thrushes, 38 Redwings, a Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipits, 4 Bramblings, 12 Siskins and 16 Reed Buntings were all counted, with 3 Lapland Buntings on the beach east of the Golf Course early morning.