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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.

Tuesday 20th February 2018

A grey and bleak day with the only bird of real note a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour early morning.

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Norfolk 10.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11.30am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1ml east of Holkham Gap at 2pm
Norfolk Golden Pheasant y'day Wolferton still at Wolferton Triangle
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in field just east of junction A149/ Beach Road junction at 1.30pm with 600.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Pool +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings Weybourne still in 2nd ploughed field east of coastguard cottages this morning. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Norwich flew south over Ron Fielder Close at 8.01am
Norfolk 17.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Hooded Crow still Choseley Drying Barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane +ringtail Hen Harrier