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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

Monday 15th January 2018

A single Waxwing was still in the area of the Richardson hide for much of the day.

A ringed Mistle Thrush photographed at Drove Orchards yesterday has proved to be 9 years old!! Two photos of the bird by Les Bunyan below (taken 14th Jan 2018), together with the original ringing photo on 12th January 2010 (bottom).

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Waxwing Thornham still at Drove Orchards Farm Shop by car park at 12.15pm
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 11am +showing well
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea at 10.40am
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 11am +showing well
Norfolk 16.Twite Thornham Harbour still west of car park
Norfolk Little Stint reported on Saturday SE of Downham Market at Wissington beet factory
Norfolk Hen Harrier y'day Roydon Common
Norfolk 10.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Cantley beet factory
Norfolk 1+Water Pipit y'day Breydon Water +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Thorpe-next Haddiscoe Marsh