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Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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.

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Sunday 4th June 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds west of Rush Hill Scrape hide at 6.30pm. 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 Short-eared Owl Lakenheath Fen RSPB still north of river at 5.20pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 5pm Potter Heigham Marshes (+2.drk.Garganey 6.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still +Wood Sand. Use car park at Lathams and take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK KITE flew NW over Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.35am
Norfolk 2+Lesser Emperor dragonflies Whitlingham Great Broad: 1.at east end, 1+at south end opposite island
Norfolk Cattle Egret still Potter Heigham Marshes on last pool along access track. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB +Little Stint. Spoonbill flew east