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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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Saturday 1st October 2016

A day of good visual migration, with small parties of Pink-feet and 21 Brent Geese on the seawatch, together with 31 Common Scoters and 8 Sandwich Terns also recorded. A Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank and a Kingfisher were of note around the marshes, while a Jay was seen near the Observatory, and 10 Whinchats were present along the sea wall at Thornham, while 4 Bearded Tits were noted nearby. 4 Song Thrushes were of interest, and 3 Stonechats and a Wheatear were also seen. 3 Grey Wagtails, 45 Meadow Pipits and a Rock Pipit were noted, and mid-morning a Richard's Pipit was on the grazing marsh south of the Observatory, joined by a second bird seen coming in from the dunes. Both birds remained out of view behind the hedge south of Broadwater for much of the afternoon. A Lapland Bunting flew over low, calling and headed off east.