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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 25th March 2018

A small movement of Goldcrests took place today with 5 trapped and ringed. Highlight of the day was a Red Sword-grass in the moth trap.



Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Spoonbill ad Hockwold Marshes viewed from Lakenheath Fen RSPB +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk 5+Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still
Norfolk Great White Egret Sparham Pools still at east end late morning
Norfolk 23.Common Cranes y'day Potter Heigham flew east 1ml north of bridge at 3.30pm
Norfolk Garganey drk still 2mls WNW of Bintree on flood by Bintree Mill
Norfolk Black Redstart male West Runton along fence by path from road
Norfolk 80+Russian White-fronted Geese flew south over Winterton
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers Santon Downham still at Santon Warren down river from bridge. Use car park +keep to paths