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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Sunday 28th May 2017

Another relatively quiet day, birds of note included a Cuckoo spending most of the day around the reed beds at the edge of the Broadwater and a Turtle dove singing adjacent to the entrance track close to Redwell Marsh. Insects as expected have become more notable with Broad-bodied Chaser, Large Red and Azure Damselfly noted around the Observatory pond.

Broad-bodied Chaser - Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

Large Red Damselfly - Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT 
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Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew west over Kelling Heath at 11am
Norfolk Spoonbill imm flew east over Weybourne Camp at 10.09am
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes +3.Little Stints 4.Wood Sands drk.Garganey. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Cley at 10.52am
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Sheringham 10.25am- 10.35am +2.Spoonbills flew west
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still 9.30am north of Daukes' Hide towards sea wall TF.929.195
Norfolk Osprey flew SW over Overstrand at 9.54am
Norfolk Osprey Winterton viewed from Low Road +Turtle Dove singing
Norfolk Spoonbill flew east over Kelling Quags at 8.25am
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON male Salthouse flew over The Skirts at 7.40am then flew east
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON male Salthouse flew over The Skirts at 7.40am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton flew out to sea at 5.55am (Spoonbill flew east at 4.57am)
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from East Bank at 5.46am