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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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Monday 4th September 2017

A dull and drizzly start with an increasing south-east breeze produced a few interesting sightings at the Obs with single Great White Egret and Spoonbill, together with 11 Black-tailed Godwits flying east, a Spotted Redshank on the Broadwater, 13 Snipe, 5 Swifts and over 150 Swallows all recorded. On the NWT reserve 2 Short-eared Owls were around Lavender Marsh and a Whinchat was in the dunes.

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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 3.12pm 1ml ENE of Rockland St.Mary at Rockland Broad (+Osprey still) NR14 7HP
Norfolk 30.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern still mid a'noon 1ml ENE of Rockland St.Mary at Rockland Broad (+Osprey again) NR14 7HP
Norfolk no sign of Osprey Rockland Broad late morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern Rockland Broad from corner beyond hide at 10.40am
Norfolk Little Stint Breydon Water +1,300+Avocets