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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.

Saturday 4th August 2018

A Pied Flycatcher was in the Pines early morning and a re-trapped Stonechat was found to be wearing colour rings, with further enquiries revealing it was ringed as a nestling at Dersingham Bog earlier this year. Two Hummingbird Hawk-moths were on the Buddleias and Dark Green Fritillaries were on the wing in the dunes.

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Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes mid a'noon +Wood Sand still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Spotted Crakes (ad +juv) still mid a'noon Potter Heigham Marshes: ad.from The Holt, juv.from bench midway along track. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spotted Crake still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from 2nd bench along track mid a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Purple Heron juv reported recently near Hickling
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide
Norfolk Pied Fly Happisburgh Common at Manor Farm at 9am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still 1pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+12.Spoonbills 3.Curlew Sands 3.Spotted Redshanks) PE31 8BB
Norfolk Spotted Crake 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham again briefly at Potter Heigham Marshes c100yds north of The Holt at 11.15am (+Wood Sand +2.Cranes flew over). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Burnham Norton
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide
Norfolk reported probable Buff-breasted Sand Cley NWT is a Knot
Norfolk probable Buff-breasted Sand Cley NWT again from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Great White Egret flew NNE over Snettisham Coastal Park at 11.40am
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape +2.Spoonbills Spotted Redshan
Norfolk Southern Migrant Hawker dragonfly Titchwell RSPB still +3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 7.35am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Dunes +Spoonbill flew over