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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.

Saturday 29th July 2017

Seawatching today produced 66 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 6 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 12 Little Terns, 562 Sandwich Terns, and 29 Common Terns. Two Arctic Skuas were also seen in the morning. The Great White Egret was showing on the NWT pools and flew off mid afternoon in the direction of Redwell Marsh. Also at the NWT pools 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 9 Black-tailed Godwits and a single Ruff. Three Stonechats were again around the Observatory and a Green Woodpecker was in the pines. Six Spoonbills flew high over the Broadwater heading west.

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Norfolk 5.Black-necked Grebes (3.ads +2.juvs) still SE of King's Lynn at Hardwick Flood Lagoon at 10.06am. Park in A149 layby west of roundabout +view from verge TF.642.185 PE30 4BFNorfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (ad +juv) Cromer on beach +juv.Yellow-legged Gull
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1s Salthouse on beach east of Grambrough Hill
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (ad +juv) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8.30am +5.Spotted Redshanks Little Gull TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Scaup drk Breydon Water at west end +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 7.25am
Norfolk 3.Black-necked Grebes (ad +2.juvs) still SE of King's Lynn at Hardwick Flood Lagoon at 5.45am. Park in A149 layby west of roundabout +view from verge