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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

Friday 19th January 2018

The single Waxwing was still present, showing well at times, in the area of the Richardson hide.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT this morning
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still 1.14pm along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school (+7+Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv between Mundesley +Trimingham on beach at 1.30pm
Norfolk 1+Shorelark Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 9am
Norfolk 29.Whooper Swans Ludham near Cold Harbour Farm this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Colney GPs mid morning
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school at 11am tho mobile +elusive (+6+Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la chalet at 10.48am +showing well on +off TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still on seafront
Norfolk 2.Waxwings (ad +1w) Sheringham still north of Tesco car park on Barford Road at 9am NR26 8EG
Norfolk Black Redstart still Sheringham in RNLI car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull ad Sidestrand flew west along beach at 9.08am
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB still on sea +10.Long-tailed Ducks still
Norfolk 11.Common Cranes Drayton flew south over School Road at 8.39am
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings y'day Salthouse near Little Eye