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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 29th May 2017


Humming-bird Hawk-moth - Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Holt Ctry Park in dead tree near entrance at 9am then flew north
Norfolk Cattle Egret still early evng Potter Heigham Marshes (+3.Little Stints still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still late a'noon east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER still 3.40pm Blakeney Point in suaeda on west side of The Hood
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Beighton this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Potter Heigham Marshes mid a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds west of Rush Hill Scrape hide at 2.45pm. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk Icterine Wblr still 10am Winterton South Dunes by flag but no further sign by c12.45pm
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes still +Wood Sand still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard dark morph flew east over Sculthorpe Moor NR at 11.35am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Blakeney Point at The Hood
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still from East Bank at 10.20am
Norfolk Icterine Wblr Winterton South Dunes by flag
Norfolk Quail y'day Sheringham