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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES REMAIN CLOSED AT PRESENT All NOA reserves remain closed at present, and following the lifting of some restrictions in England we would ask our members, visitors and volunteers to be patient while this situation continues. We are still some way from being able to provide a COVID secure environment for our staff and visitors, and any changes must be gradual, cautious and enable social distancing. Broadwater Road is currently closed, and the Beach Road Car Park is also closed. We would advise that parking and toilet facilities are not yet widely available. NWT Holme Dunes, Titchwell and Snettisham RSPB reserves also remain closed, and do not yet have a date for opening their car parks and other visitor facilities. Please also bear in mind that we are now in the middle of the breeding season. Birds which have been nesting undisturbed while visitors have stayed away need this situation to continue until their young have fledged. For similar reasons affecting land managers along the North Norfolk Coast AONB, their Re-opening the Norfolk Coast Working Group is asking people not to visit at this time until organisations have had a chance to put safety measures in place for social distancing and reopen provision such as toilets and car parks. Announcements will be made by individual organisations and businesses when this is the case, so please check before you travel, and don’t come at present. NOA hopes to offer some form of access at its reserves later this summer, but it could still be some weeks away and will remain limited while we find our ‘new normal’. Please bear with us, and we thank you again for your understanding and support

Monday 28th May 2018

Two Turtle Doves were still in the forestry area on the NWT reserve and 2 Cuckoos were also of note. Barn Owl, Swift, Peregrine, 2 Cetti's Warblers and a female Stonechat were also of interest.

An Elephant Hawk moth and a Poplar Hawk moth were among those in the traps.

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Norfolk 3.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes this a'noon. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no further sign of Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB in horse field 1pm-1.40pm
Norfolk 2.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still this a'noon at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank still 12.25pm on The Serpentine +showing well (+Wood Sand)
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT in flight at 11.15am then 1.landed on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB in horse field at 11am
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls y'day Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh in evng
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Breydon Water at 8.05am
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse by Iron Road tho elusive. 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew east. Spoonbill from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse by Iron Road tho elusive. 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew east. Spoonbill from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew north over Great Bircham
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 3.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 7.30am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Shotesham over fields at 7pm