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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.

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