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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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Sunday 10th September 2017

A blustery day with rain developing in the afternoon. House Martins and Swallows continued to feed all around the reserve and at least 1 Swift was among them. A Great White Egret was seen over towards the village hides, a Short-eared Owl was hunting lavender marsh in the morning, and 2 Greenshank, a Kingfisher, 5 Whinchats and 3 Wheatears were seen from the sea wall between Holme and Thornham.

Moths are getting scarce, but 4 Archer's Darts, a Snout, a Common Wainscot, 2 Square-spot Rustics, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Characters and a Large Yellow Underwing were in the traps.

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Norfolk White Stork Salthouse flew past Gramborough Hill at 1.05pm
Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT still 1.25pm east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine +showing well
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still Snettisham Coastal Park at north end in hawthorn by green tents at 10.45am. Walk south from Heacham
Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT again east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine at 12.30pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Wells still on floods west of caravan site this morning
Norfolk Little Stint juv Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 11.25am +Curlew Sand
Norfolk Pom Skua flew west past Cley at 9.30am
Norfolk 44.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey 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 39.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 Little Stint Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w y'day till dusk Snettisham Coastal Park at north end in hawthorn opposite last green tents. Walk south from Heacham