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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Sunday 25th February 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Halvergate Marshes viewed from along Stone Road
Norfolk Bittern 1/2ml SE of Glandford still by River Glaven at 12.45pm +showing well. From Natural Surroundings car park at Bayfield Hall walk north thru 5.bar gate for 200yds to flooded reedbed NR25 7JN
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 1pm tho distant TG.457.011
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape early a'noon +Water Pipit
Norfolk Willow Tit singing still Sculthorpe Moor NR near triangle at 12.18pm
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 11.14am
Norfolk 1+Lapland Bunting Weybourne still in 2nd field east of coastguard cottages. Keep to public rights of way TG.118.435
Norfolk/Suffolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker fem Santon Downham still at Santon Warren along river midway to plantation. Use car park +keep to paths
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB in reedbed channel +3.Long-tailed Ducks offshore