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

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Sunday 22nd October 2017

Another frustrating day as storm Brian passed through giving strong westerly winds. On the sea 900 Common Scoter were counted and on the grazing marshes 100 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Snipe and 40 Ruff were present. A male Stonechat was near Thornham Harbour and 2 Rock Pipits were over the saltmarsh together with a flock of 75 Linnets.

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Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 12.30pm in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton
Norfolk Scaup juv Holkham Park still 11.30am on lake at north end south of island
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in Eye Field at 10.45am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Scaup juv Holkham Park still on lake at north end +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea. Water Pipit Thornham Pool
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on roof by Holt Road briefly
Norfolk Hawfinch flew south over Denver Sluice at 9am +2.Arctic Terns
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end of copse by metal gate at 8.30am TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB at Fen Trail still 9am. 4.Little Stints still on freshmarsh