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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

Friday 10th March 2017

At least 10 Red Kites were associating around the recording area during the day, and other highlights included 5 Buzzards, a White-fronted Goose, 1500 Golden Plover, 16 Ruff, a Cetti's Warbler, a single Chiffchaff, a Stonechat and a Siskin over calling. A Dotted Border was in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier between South Creake & North Creake E/of B1355 from minor road at 15:50
Norfolk 15 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:00 + 3 Spoonbill NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockley Cley S/of Drymere at Cockleycley Wood along firbreak 107 1/2ml along conifer plantation right of track TF778054
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull between Cromer & Overstrand following fishing boat
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cromer at 08:51 below lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Gorleston-on-Sea at harbour mouth between 07:00 to 07:10 NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR at 15:10 from Tower Hide NR21 9GN TF901303 Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holme-next-the Sea TF717450
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide at 11:14 but elusive NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Woodlark Blakeney Point at 10:00 NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over Volunteer Marsh + Long-tailed Duck offshore & 20 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Little Ringed Plover Titchwell RSPB near Parrinder Hide + Water Pipit Thornham Pool PE31 8BB TF759436