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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.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017



The highlight today was a rather smart male Redstart trapped and ringed. Other birds noted during the day included six summer plumaged Golden Plover on the grazing marsh, four Black-tailed Godwits over the grazing marsh with four more at Redwell Marsh where there was also two Common Sandpipers.

Male Redstart- Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

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Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still 2.08pm from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still 12.51pm Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre.
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at midday.
From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood+east
Norfolk Cattle Egret on Monday Halvergate still on grazing marsh
Norfolk Black Redstart male Trimingham at Staden Park
Norfolk Garganey drk Welney WWT from cafe. 
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Grey Plover
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre.
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape