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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

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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Thursday 17th May 2018

A seemingly rather uneventful day, highlights being a first Summer Little Gull briefly around the Broadwater and a flock of forty Black-tailed Godwits east over the reserve.

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Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 3.30pm (but 3.Curlew Sands again)
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich on roof of Roti restaurant at 19.Finklegate/ Queens
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT flew from Watling Water towards main pools
Norfolk Turtle Dove singing Seething still 8.45am
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide this morning +showing well (+Short-eared Owl). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still 10.50am on Simmonds' Scrape (+3.Curlew Sands on Pat's Pool)
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves (both singing) Weeting Heath NWT from Woodland Walk
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.31am