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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.

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