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COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

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