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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

Thursday 1st December 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at Gunn Hill on beach 200yds W/of boardwalk late mrng but mobile.Use Burnham Overy c/pk then follow sea wall NE/for 1ml then turn w/ PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Possible Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose (2 Adult + 1 Juvenile) 2mls S/of Brancaster N/of Lugden Hill Farm at 10:30 with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Gap at E/end Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell at Choseley in field W/of road to Thornham then flew towards Beacon Hill. Burnham Market PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Hawfinch Santon Warren midday at Field Barn + Common Crossbill IP27 0TS TL833873 Norfolk 10 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + 4 Velvet Scoter & Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 47 Waxwing Costessey at 11:00 on Jerningham Road NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk Redhead Smew Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide at 09:30 TF650328 Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + 2 Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436