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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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.

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Thursday 7th December 2017

A group of 9 Barnacle Geese were on the grazing marsh again today, and a male Blackcap was near the Richardson hide.

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Norfolk 8.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from railway platform at 11.30am
Norfolk 50.Snow Buntings Cley flew past coastguards shelter at 9am
Norfolk 30+Parrot Crossbills still 3/4ml ESE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by level crossing. Park only in car park TL.825.874 IP27 0TT
Norfolk 2.Glaucous Gulls (both juvs) flew east past Trimingham by 8.30am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv flew west over Overstrand at 8.45am