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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.

Monday 12th February 2018

A Peregrine was hunting the grazing marsh mid morning disturbing at least 700 Wigeon, and a male Stonechat was along the east bank.

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Norfolk Kittiwake SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad at 1pm
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap mid morning
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile at 11.20am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still in field by greyhound stadium
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in field just east of Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (Water Pipit between Beach Road +Cley Windmill)
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks between Holme +Hunstanton still on beach
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still