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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.

Monday 27th February 2017

A grey and blustery day - again! Highlights were a good seawatch including 8 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 21 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, 9 Great Crested Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe. Also of note were 4 Stonechats.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 13:25 at W/end + 2 Spoonbill NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh 14:00 at W/end from Joe Jordan Hide + 2 Great White Egret & 3 Red Kite NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 13:45 at W/end + Spoonbill, 245 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & 42 Eurasian White-fronted Goose at Burnham Overy Marshes NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW/of Cockley Cley S/of Drymere at Cockleycley Wood at 09:05 Norfolk 40 Shorelark 500yds E/of Holkham Gap at 09:30
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth in harbour NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Thetford off London Road at Burrell Way on roof of Screwfix at 09:50 IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track TL815900
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh in ditch near Meals House NR23 1RN TF888439