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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES REMAIN CLOSED AT PRESENT All NOA reserves remain closed at present, and following the lifting of some restrictions in England we would ask our members, visitors and volunteers to be patient while this situation continues. We are still some way from being able to provide a COVID secure environment for our staff and visitors, and any changes must be gradual, cautious and enable social distancing. Broadwater Road is currently closed, and the Beach Road Car Park is also closed. We would advise that parking and toilet facilities are not yet widely available. NWT Holme Dunes, Titchwell and Snettisham RSPB reserves also remain closed, and do not yet have a date for opening their car parks and other visitor facilities. Please also bear in mind that we are now in the middle of the breeding season. Birds which have been nesting undisturbed while visitors have stayed away need this situation to continue until their young have fledged. For similar reasons affecting land managers along the North Norfolk Coast AONB, their Re-opening the Norfolk Coast Working Group is asking people not to visit at this time until organisations have had a chance to put safety measures in place for social distancing and reopen provision such as toilets and car parks. Announcements will be made by individual organisations and businesses when this is the case, so please check before you travel, and don’t come at present. NOA hopes to offer some form of access at its reserves later this summer, but it could still be some weeks away and will remain limited while we find our ‘new normal’. Please bear with us, and we thank you again for your understanding and support

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Another  breezy day, with the best bird undoubtedly an Osprey seen heading south over the NWT hides early morning. At least one Great White Egret was still present on site seen several times throughout the day, two Spoonbills, one on Lavender Marsh the other east over the Grazing Marsh late morning and a Greenshank were the other birds of note.

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Norfolk Black Tern Colney GPs this a'noon
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Stiffkey at 10.10am
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Potter Heigham Marshes at 7.50am. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT again from Daukes' Hide mid morning +Curlew Sand
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Titchwell RSPB: 1.on Thornham Marsh, 2.in reedbed at 9.55am then flew east
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Holme Dunes NWT at 9.09am
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme Dunes NWT still on grazing marsh 500yds south of access track at 9.14am