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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

Sunday 22nd July 2018

Another big haul of moths was the highlight of the day, with 102 species recorded including an Old Lady, Poplar and Pine Hawk Moths, a White Satin Moth, 8 Least Carpets, 6 Garden Tigers, 2 Kent Black Arches and 2 Vitula biviella.

The species list from Hempton Marsh was 120 including Beautiful Hook-tip, July Highflier, Pebble Hook-tip, Flame Carpet, Maiden's Blush, Blue-bordered Carpet, Mere Wainscot, Crescent, Dingy Shears, Suspected, Least Carpet, Bordered Beauty, Small Rufous, Slender Brindle, Ghost Moth, Bulrush Wainscot and Small Seraphim.

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Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still 2.05pm on Tidal Pool tho distant (+5.Curlew Sands 13.Spoonbills. Little Stint still on freshmarsh +Little Gull) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still this a'noon just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine NR25 7SA
Norfolk 2.Scaup Norwich at Thorpe St.Andrew on Thorpe Broad
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water at 8.15am then flew south
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine (Curlew Sand from Daukes' Hide +4.Spoonbills still) NR25 7SA
Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB on scrape from hide mid morning
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands (all ads) Titchwell RSPB still +10.Spoonbills
Norfolk Black Tern ad Blakeney Point at 8am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+2.Little Stints 5.Spoonbills) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv y'day Cley NWT