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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.

Wednesday 24th January 2018

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail on Monday Cley NWT flew over East Bank in a'noon
Norfolk Bewick's Swan Ingham in field opposite Causeway Farm Butchers
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham still below Funky Mackerel cafe
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male still Sheringham at RNLI car park +showing well TG.155.434
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still on beach 1/2ml north of car park (+2.Great Northern Divers)
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at puddles north of level crossing at 10.23am. Use car parks; do not park between level crossing +bridge. Keep to paths TL.820.880
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese. juv.Glaucous Gull flew east over beach at 9.30am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still on east side of golf course on practice green at 9.50am
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +Great Northern Diver