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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 23rd July 2018

A Spoonbill flew east mid afternoon.

Moths included Small Seraphim, Vitula biviella, Drinker, Garden Tiger, Pine Hawk Moth and Scalloped Oak.

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Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (2s +juv) Cromer on beach early a'noon +probable juv.Caspian Gull then flew off
Norfolk Pec Sand still late morning Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape on SE side from boat.Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E on track, north thru wood +E TG.423.210 NR29 5LW
Norfolk Curlew Sand Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 5.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB this morning
Norfolk no sign of Pec Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers' Way late morning (but 2.Curlew Sands Knot. 2.Great White Egrets flew over) NR29 5LW
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 10.30am on Tidal Pool (+Little Stint) PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+stint sp) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Cromer on beach east of pier
Norfolk Pec Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers' Way. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW