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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Sunday 6th May 2018

A stunning day of sunshine, with birding highlights including a Red Kite over the pines, a Green Sandpiper around the Broadwater, Cuckoo calling, 2 Sand Martins, 15 Swallows, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling near the NWT entrance gate, a female Ring Ouzel and a Redstart in the dunes, 2 Wheatears, 2 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Redpolls.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1ml NW of Weybourne still at Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Wood Wblr male singing still 2.35pm Norwich at Mousehold Heath just NW of Gurney Road car park cTG.246.104
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Great White Egret Filby Broad flew to south end at 1.50pm
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 12.45pm Cley NWT from West Bank
Norfolk no news on Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point on Great Sandy Low since 11.33am cTF.000.464
Norfolk Wood Wblr male singing still 1.30pm Norwich at Mousehold Heath just NW of Gurney Road car park cTG.246.104
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy Staithe on saltmarsh at 1pm
Norfolk Wood Wblr male singing Norwich at Mousehold Heath cTG.246.104
Norfolk 2+Dotterels still 12.10pm c1ml north of Docking east of Choseley Farm road in bare field tho elusive cTF.761.395
Norfolk Great White Egret Rollesby Broad from boat at 11.15am
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point on Great Sandy Low at 11.33am cTF.000.464
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on pool by hide at 9.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret Winterton North Dunes +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Garganey drk east of Wells on flood
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide at c6am tho distant [heard only]
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT still at Babcock Hide at 9.45am
Norfolk 2.Sandwich Terns flew thru Strumpshaw Fen RSPB then Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 6.45am
Norfolk 5.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +ad.Little Gull still. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149
Norfolk 3.Dotterels still 8.30am c1ml north of Docking west of Choseley Farm road in stony field with grass clumps TF.757.390
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 8.15am Cley NWT flew to ditch NW of Avocet Hide
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk harrier sp ringtail Blakeney Point drifting NW viewed from West Bank at 7.35am tho distant
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 7.20am Cley NWT in dyke on Cricket Marsh viewable from West Bank near bench then flew east +landed in reeds north of hides
Norfolk 3.Dotterels still c1ml north of Docking west of Choseley Farm road in stony field with grass clumps TF.757.390
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Cley NWT in dyke on Cricket Marsh viewable from West Bank near bench