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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 3rd March 2018

A slight thaw began to take hold, with more wildfowl moving around during the day, and another Woodcock near the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 10.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still offshore at 12.50pm
Norfolk Great White Egret WSW of Norwich at Bowthorpe southern park still 12.28pm +showing well. Use car park then walk thru gate towards river then follow river bank +view marsh +alders
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park in alders by Little Broad 150yds from east end late morning (+1+Mealy Redpoll still)
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all ads) Cromer golf course this morning
Norfolk Smew redhead SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad west of nature reserve viewed from south side at 11.49am tho mobile +Bittern
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore at 10.30am
Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Salthouse still on east side of Gramborough Hill at 10am