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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 9th July 2018

Another significant catch of moths included a Beautiful Hook-tip and a Pretty Chalk Carpet with over 100 species caught.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Temminck's Stint still this a'noon Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+7.Spotted Redshanks) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk at 12.07pm then lost to view along reed edge cTG.462.135
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 1pm NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road but still no sign of Glossy Ibis [present c8.weeks] TM.171.834
Norfolk Honey Buzzard male flew north over Swanton Novers village at 11.30am but no sign since
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 11am NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road but no sign of Glossy Ibis TM.171.834
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road at 9.50am tho distant TM.171.834
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.30pm