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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

Wednesday 30th November 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Staithe NNW/of Gun Hill late this a'noon on bushes to the left of path TF848457
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk 4 Caspian Gull Cley NWT this a'noon on Simmond's Scrape + Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard near Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Green-winged Teal Cley next the Sea on Simmond's Scrape at 15:50 + Caspian Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk 32 Shorelark Holkham Bay + Red-necked Grebe, 4 Long-tailed Duck & 5 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 3 Great White Egret Gapton Marshes in horse field at bottom of Harper's Lane at 08:50 Norfolk 17 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Holkham Bay offshore this a'noon + Red-necked Grebe & 11 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey + 20 Bewick's Swan Norfolk 38 Waxwing Costessey on Jerningham Road NR5 0RG TG182100
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 7 Hawfinch Santon Warren at Field Barn opposite ride.24 at 10:00 IP27 0TS TL833873
Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Gramborough Hill on beach at 09:15 NR25 7XW TG085441
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB + 4 Scaup & 29 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB + 2 Scaup, 16 Long-tailed Duck & 10 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Swallow Horsey Gap this a'noon NR29 4EJ TG463241