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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Friday 16th December 2016

Highlights today were a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 2 Eiders, 25 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Great Northern Diver on the sea, a Stonechat and 26 Twite at Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns at 12:30 in field with Pink-footed Geese + 2 Tundra Bean Goose PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field with 500 Dark-bellied Brent Geese + JUV Spoonbill between Cley East Bank & Salthouse on Sea Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 70 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Morston W/over saltmarsh at 16:00 NR25 7DJ TG011444
Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth near entrance to harbour + Black Redstart at Spending Beach NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 11 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield this mrng
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Reported Titchwell RSPB offshore + 17 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Great Northern Diver, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 8 Scaup Titchwell RSPB offshore at 07:55 PE31 8BB TF759436 Late News Yesterday Norfolk Great White Egret Lynford GPs on Eastern Pit early a/noon