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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Friday 17th February 2017

A beautiful spring day with sunshine and light winds, highlights were on the sea again today, with 14 Eiders, 250+ Long-tailed Ducks, 20 Common and 3 Velvet Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 20+ Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Divers, 5 Slavonian Grebes, a Shag and 10 Fulmars all noted. A Cetti's Warbler and 2 Water Rails were around the edge of Broadwater, 2 Stonechats were on the east bank and at least 25 Siskins flew over calling during the day. A flock of 65 Snow Buntings were on the beach near Gore Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Berney Marshes RSPB from Burgh Castle late a/noon NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk Great White Egret 1.5mls W/of Great Yarmouth flew N/of A47 Acle New Road at 17:20 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Cley next the Sea by road to Holt in beet field opposite Rectory Farm late a/noon with 750 Pink-footed Geese then flew off + 9 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from riverbank 2mls E/of Reedham but distant + Ringtail Hen Harrier & 2 Short-eared Owl TG457011
Norfolk 95 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water S/of South Wall in fields + Taiga Bean Goose & 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Beeston Bump till 13:25 on beach then flew E/ NR26 8DB TG167432
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way on roof of Lidl + AD Caspian Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 10:15 on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Marshes this a/noon NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 3 Bittern Titchwell RSPB showing well PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier NW/of Mundford over fields near Cranwich this a/noon
Norfolk 3 Drake Scaup 2mls S/of King's Lynn Saddlebow at 15:35.View N/from bridge TF608157 Norfolk Male Hen Harrier N/over Snettisham Coastal Park N/of crossbank at 15;30 TF648335 Norfolk Redhead Smew Nar Valley Fisheries + Great Northern Diver TF675135
Norfolk 275 Long-tailed Duck Holme Dunes NNR offshore + 65 Snow Bunting Norfolk 22 Scaup Heacham South Beach from outflow at 14:10 PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Holme NOA this mrng + 4 Great Northern Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe & 20 Long-tailed Duck TF717450
Norfolk 28 Waxwing Holkham Bay on saltmarsh 400yds E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458 Norfolk 115 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + 6 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver & Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 20 Bewick's Swan e/over Seething at 08:55 Norfolk 2 Great Northern Diver Holme Dunes NNR offshore
Norfolk 16 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water flew out to sea early mrng 11 flew south towards Halvergate NR31 9QB TG464048