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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. 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. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Sunday 15th April 2018

Some more spring migrants today included a Green Sandpiper over the Broadwater early morning, a fem/1st yr male Black Redstart in front of the Obs, and 2 female Firecrests trapped and ringed. Two Med Gulls were also around the Broadwater, and a Cetti's Warbler, 15 Chiffchaffs, 6+ Blackcaps, a Sedge Warbler, a Redwing and a Redpoll sp also on the NOA reserve. Further afield on the NWT reserve 6 Ruff were of note, a Lesser Whitethroat was singing, a Fieldfare was a late record, and a Whinchat was at the west end of the dunes. At Drove Orchards 60 Bramblings were in trees near the farm shop entrance, and 2 Stonechats were at the compound beside the sea wall corner at Thornham. Other birds of note included a male Wheatear, 6 Siskins and a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling.

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Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 2.25pm
Norfolk 2.Sandwich Terns Pentney GPs
Norfolk 33+Little Gulls Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad at 1.25pm +2.Arctic Terns still
Norfolk possible Black Brant (or hybrid) Wells in channel at 1.15pm
Norfolk 10+Little Gulls Sparham GPs on lake with tern raft
Norfolk 13.Little Gulls Hardley Flood at 12.15pm
Norfolk 29+Little Gulls Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad late morning
Norfolk 11.Little Gulls Hardley Flood
Norfolk 24.Little Gulls Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad at 11.50am +2.Arctic Terns
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Winterton flew south over North Dunes
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still 1/3ml SSE of Felthorpe +SW of church in field east of Brand's Lane (+5+Mealy Redpolls still) TG.167.170 NR10 4DZ
Norfolk 1+Ring Ouzel male Snettisham Coastal Park still at south end early morning
Norfolk 21.Little Gulls Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad at 10.40am +Arctic Tern
Norfolk 17+Little Gulls Whitlingham Ctry Park on Great Broad mid morning
Norfolk possible Penduline Tit Cley NWT in reedbed 100yds west of path to Bishop Hide at 9.30am [heard only]
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both ads) Hockwold Washes
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels Waxham in field by caravan c2/3ml south of church mid morning
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still +Black Redstart