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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.

Saturday 30th June 2018

Thankyou to everyone who came to see Peter Clarke's memorial plaque unveiled this morning.


A beautiful sunny day with 2 Great White Egrets flying east and a Spoonbill feeding around the Broadwater. Also of interest were a single Stonechat, a Turtle Dove, a Whimbrel, a Med Gull and a Greenshank.

Moths included a Privet Hawk, 4 Rosy Footman, a Barred Yellow, a Shore Wainscot, 2 Rosy Waves, and another Lappet hatched from the obs cocoons.

Please note that the moth trap will be emptied at 2pm at Eastgate Cottage in Holme tomorrow.

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Norfolk Osprey Sculthorpe Moor NR at Oak Fen flew ovef River Wensum at 11.30am
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets still Hickling Broad NWT from hide at 11.30am tho mobile +Hooded Crow
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT from Lyle Hide
Norfolk 2.Honey Buzzards (1.male) 1.5mls SSW of Swanton Novers by Fulmodeston Road from raptor watchpoint 9.30-10.20am (male for 13th day) TG.009.302 NR21 0NG
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich near Moss Bros
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +12.Little Gulls Spotted Redshank