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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

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Wednesday 7th February 2108


The flock of at least 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour, a male Peregrine flew through the dunes early morning and the Fieldfare flock around the observatory area increased to over a 100 birds.

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Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on Bishop's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 2.28pm
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap this morning
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT in field from Babcock Hide at midday with Dark-bellied Brent Gees
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett at 1.30pm (+Mealy Redpoll). From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 12.10pm
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh still on pond behind BUPA hospital at 12.29pm
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in field from Babcock Hide at 11.46am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park by 1st car park at 10.57am TG.522.101
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett in weeds by beet field. From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill+park on verge just before ford+view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Earlham Marsh again 9.25am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks y'day Happisburgh still in field by lighthouse viewed from coast path in a'noon TG.385.306