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COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. 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. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Wednesday 25th October 2017

A windy start to the day was followed by a gorgeous still sunny finish to it. Birds unfortunately were thin on the ground with a Swallow over the Car park probably the highlight of the day !
Insects though were surprisingly numerous especially Common Darters and six species of Butterfly were recorded  including a Painted Lady and two Wall Browns.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR still c300yds west of Washington Hide at 2.53pm
Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham on buildings by church. 2.Twite in weedy corner of sugar beet field by Shangri-la parking area at 11am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still 1pm on tideline 1/2ml north of beach car park
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham RSPB on path 50yds beyond Shore Hide +showing well
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr south of Trimingham in hedge by Norfolk Coast Path west of radar dome at midday
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow +2.Little Stints Spotted Redshank TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still just before rocks at 11.55am
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 10.30am
Norfolk Firecrest 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods at The Dell at 10.10am NR23 1DR
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at Meadow Trail. 2.Little Stints still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 8.Hawfinches on Monday Lynford Arboretum