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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. Broadwater Road is currently closed and NWT Holme Dunes reserve also remain closed. We do not yet have a date for opening. NOA hopes to restore some access at its reserves later this summer, and full details will appear on this website, but as we begin to resume reserve maintenance and repairs 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.

Friday 8th December 2017

On the sea today, 77 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were of note, while around the reserve 2 Stonechats were near the Observatory building.

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Norfolk c20.Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren just north of level crossing at 1.20pm. Park only in car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 18.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still in fields 300yds east of railway station at 12.19pm
Norfolk 11+Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by level crossing at 11.28am. Park only in car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Weybourne flew east over beach at 11.05am
Norfolk 4+Common Cranes on Wednesday Lakenheath Fen RSPB. On Tuesday 9.Common Cranes
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew SE past Trimingham at 9.40am
Norfolk Waxwing Ashill on crab apple in garden at 7.30am