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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.

Thursday 26th July 2018

A sweltering day with temperatures hitting 32 degrees by 3pm. Moths included 2 Garden Tigers, a Marbled Green, a Ghost Moth and 2 Pebble Hook-tips.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk no further sign of Pec Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes (but Curlew Sand Great White Egret 3.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Redstart y'day Norwich at All Saints Green at 1.15pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT
Norfolk Pec Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) + take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills (5.juvs) Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 8am. juv.Spoonbill Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Spoonbill Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+17.Spoonbills Little Stint) PE31 8BB
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Little Gull 2.Spoonbills