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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.

Saturday 29th April 2017

A good day for visual migration, with highlights including a Red Kite, Cuckoo, Peregrine, 9 Sand Martins, 12 Swallows, 4 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 10 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Ring Ouzels in the dunes on the NWT reserve together with 2 Wheatears and a Whinchat, 40 Yellow Wagtails with the cattle on the grazing marshes, a Grey Wagtail and 2 Tree Pipits over calling.

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Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell at north end of Gypsy Lane still c3.30pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Halvergate with cattle mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Welney WWT: fem.Lady Fen, male.Bank Farm. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns flew towards Titchwell village at 11.30am TF.783.424
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Roydon Common NWT on ridge mid a'noon
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Titchwell RSPB this morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Drymere in fenced-off area off track.107
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Common briefly. Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp at east end. 4.Ring Ouzels flew SW over West Runton
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Common briefly. Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp at east end. 4.Ring Ouzels flew SW over West Runton
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Common briefly. Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp at east end. 4.Ring Ouzels flew SW over West Runton
Norfolk 15+Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy +Long-tailed Duck Great White Egret 2+Spoonbills
Norfolk BLACK KITE Hickling Broad SE of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 11.38am tho distant
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT over Pope's Marsh
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Welney WWT on Lady Fen viewable from cafe. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Burnham Overy at 9.05am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle reported SE of Norwich flew north over A47 towards Whitlingham Ctry Park at c9.45am
Norfolk Woodlark Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Brancaster flew west over Barrow Common at 9.56am
Norfolk Waxwing NW of Norwich still at Costessey at Longwater Retail Park opposite FCC Environment Ltd
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still from Reedbed Hide
Norfolk Turtle Dove 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns flew west over Norfolk Coast Path from Chalkpit Lane at 8.15am TF.783.424
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell on Gypsy Lane. 16.Whimbrel Brancaster on golf course practice green +Whinchat
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell on Gypsy Lane. 16.Whimbrel Brancaster on golf course practice green +Whinchat
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape