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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.

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