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Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

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Wednesday 7th March 2018

A Greenshank was present on Lavender Marsh early morning and a Shag was on the sea, initially drifting East then taking flight and seemingly relocating to Titchwell RSPB. 

A Shag just offshore this morning - Holme Bird Obs
 
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Norfolk Smew redhead Thorpe St.Andrew still at Thorpe Broad NWT
Norfolk Caspian Gull 3w Cromer on groyne early a'noon then flew east
Norfolk 10+Common Cranes between Clippesby +Repps in maize field west of road
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Acle
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day between Blackborough End +Wormegay at Nar Valley Fisheries
Norfolk/Suffolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker fem Santon Downham still at Santon Warren near bridge in tree by road at 12.29pm. Use car park +keep to paths
Norfolk 154.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide this morning
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea. Spotted Redshank Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Pentney Lakes opposite entrance to Ashwood Lodge