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CORONAVIRUS: The NOA would like to reassure members and supporters that it has taken serious steps to align itself with government restrictions to help with the control of Coronavirus. We have taken the decision to close all our reserves, including Holme Bird Observatory, to visitors and volunteers until further notice. We are truly sorry to have to shut these sites, but in these challenging times we really have no alternative. It is intended that NOA will continue to have a single staff member present at the Observatory on most days, in order to care for the site, and to attend to administrative issues. We also hope to be able to monitor wildlife at the Observatory and to post sightings on our blog. Should any of you living within the Observatory’s recording area see anything of interest, then we’d love to hear from you by phone or email on 01485 525406 and at info@noa.org.uk. We thank you for your understanding and hope that all our members and visitors stay safe and well, until we can restore normal opportunities for enjoying wildlife once again. We are truly grateful for your continued support.

Sunday 18th March 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still mid a'noon on Billy's Wash
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Gorleston off car park
Norfolk Bittern Sculthorpe Moor NR still from Victors Hide at 3.04pm
Norfolk Jack Snipe Sculthorpe Moor NR on River Wensum at 2.43pm then flew to reedbed by scrape
Norfolk 5+Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls (4.ads +1w) flew past Walcott at 12.35pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Hockwold Washes +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.15pm between beach car park +North Scrape on Billy's Wash
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT between beach car park +North Scrape on Billy's Wash at 11.35am (+ad.Little Gull flew west)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cromer still +Glaucous Gull flew past (+male.Black Redstart)
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Winterton on Holmes Road by cow barns
Norfolk Black Redstart male Cley still on concrete footpath by flood wall behind Old Town Hall House at 7am tho elusive
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeders from Volunteer Hide
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park flew over Great Broad near car park +2.Mealy Redpolls still