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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.

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Thick fog all day which unsurprisingly made seeing birds difficult ! Birds recorded though included a Turtle Dove near Redwell Marsh, a Hobby and a vocal Little Ringed Plover out over the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Garganey drk Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 3.30pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +Grey Plover. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still 9am
Norfolk Black Redstart male Norwich on Farmers Avenue by The Bell Hotel at 9.38am
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +3.1s.Little Gulls