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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.

Saturday 17th March 2018

A Water Rail gave great views in front of the Dell Hide, otherwise, everything was sheltering from the snow that was coming in sideways!

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 19.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh at 1.55pm with Greylag Geese +Egyptian Geese
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Welney WWT still from Main Observatory (Common Crane on main fen)
Norfolk Spoonbill Buckenham Marshes RSPB on scrape from hide late morning then flew east
Norfolk Black Redstart male Caister-on-Sea at Lacon Road
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Sheringham
Norfolk Snow Bunting Sheringham still 11am
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton north of Beach Road by roped-off area
Norfolk 2.Red-crested Pochards (1.drk) SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad on north shore west of reed screen at 8am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach +showing well