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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES REMAIN CLOSED AT PRESENT All NOA reserves remain closed at present, and following the lifting of some restrictions in England we would ask our members, visitors and volunteers to be patient while this situation continues. We are still some way from being able to provide a COVID secure environment for our staff and visitors, and any changes must be gradual, cautious and enable social distancing. Broadwater Road is currently closed, and the Beach Road Car Park is also closed. We would advise that parking and toilet facilities are not yet widely available. NWT Holme Dunes, Titchwell and Snettisham RSPB reserves also remain closed, and do not yet have a date for opening their car parks and other visitor facilities. Please also bear in mind that we are now in the middle of the breeding season. Birds which have been nesting undisturbed while visitors have stayed away need this situation to continue until their young have fledged. For similar reasons affecting land managers along the North Norfolk Coast AONB, their Re-opening the Norfolk Coast Working Group is asking people not to visit at this time until organisations have had a chance to put safety measures in place for social distancing and reopen provision such as toilets and car parks. Announcements will be made by individual organisations and businesses when this is the case, so please check before you travel, and don’t come at present. NOA hopes to offer some form of access at its reserves later this summer, but it could still be some weeks away and will remain limited while we find our ‘new normal’. Please bear with us, and we thank you again for your understanding and support

Saturday 12th November 2016

A wash-out overall, nevertheless a single Waxwing was opposite the entrance to Redwell Marsh this morning, and a female Long-tailed Duck was asleep on the Broadwater most of the afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes on beach NE/of Gun Hill at 14:15 + Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 70 Shorelark Holkham Bay on saltmarsh NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew over Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Caspian Gull Cley next the Sea this evng on simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling between here & Salthouse NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB + Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Waxwing Holme next the Sea opposite entrance this mrng + Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens at 16:15 NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water this a'noon NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Castle Acre then flew W/at 11:00 Norfolk Ring Ouzel Morston by A149 at 16:10 NR25 7DJ TG011444
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP on Great Broad SE/ of island
Norfolk Hooded Crow W/of Aylmerton by A148 mid a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing Martham at 13:40 at Flegg High School entrance NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter flew past Sheringham early mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Martham at 10:25 at Flegg High School NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP at 09:10 SE/of island
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Martham at Flegg High School entrance this mrng NR29 4DJ TG459202