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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

Saturday 21st July 2018

A Spoonbill was seen early morning and a Kingfisher was around the Broadwater.

An impressive haul of moths included a Tree Lichen Beauty, 2 Flame Wainscots, and a Ghost Moth

Many thanks to all who attended the Hempton Moth day, an excellent catch was recorded - details to follow!

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT from Friends Hide
Norfolk 5.Great White Egrets Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this a'noon: 4.from Tower Hide, 1.still from Reception Hide
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 1.55pm on Tidal Pool (+3.Spoonbills still) PE31 8BB
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 1.30pm from Parrinder Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern Snettisham RSPB over pit from Shore Hide at 1.23pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB again on Tidal Pool at 1.15pm PE31 8BB
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 2.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +5.Spoonbills Great White Egret. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB still in NE corner of tidal pool tho distant (+9.Spoonbills) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets reported y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from visitor centre
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes on NW pool at 7.57am. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no sign of ad.Lesser Yellowlegs Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (but Great White Egret 2.Spoonbills 3.Curlew Sands) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk 2.Knot Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 5.55am