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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.

Thursday 20th July 2017

A wet day in the main, birding was quiet but the moth traps contained 3 Garden Tigers, 3 Pine Hawks, a female Oak Eggar, 6 Drinkers, a Pebble Prominent and a Silver Y among a catch of 29 species.

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Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 3.35pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path +showing well (+11.Spotted Redshanks) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Quail male singing Kelling Water Meadow in clover field. Y'day 3.1s.Little Gulls
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls (all 1s) y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 11.40am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path +showing well (+4+Spotted Redshanks) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB on East Trail in tall trees by wooden gate
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Potter Heigham Marshes in tree at east end at 10.30am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 9.56am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path +showing well TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water +520.Med Gulls
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Pec Sand ad again Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Pec Sand Breydon Water at east end 6.20-6.30am then flew NE