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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Sunday 8th July 2018

A Common Sandpiper was around the Broadwater and a Whimbrel flew through calling, with 3 Stonechats of interest on the NWT reserve.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 4.50pm NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road +Cattle Egret still TM.171.834
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still 3.30pm NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road +Cattle Egret still TM.171.834
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still early a'noon NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor east of Norwich Road +Cattle Egret still TM.171.834
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets recently NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor NR east of Norwich Road TM.171.834
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male still Filby Broad from boardwalk at 9.30am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor NR viewed from old A140 at 8.30am
Norfolk Cattle Egret still NE of Dickleburgh at Dickleburgh Moor NR viewed from old A140 at 8.15am