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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.

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