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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
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Sunday 19th August 2018

A blustery day with showers in the afternoon, seawatching produced 19 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 27 Little Terns, 81 Sandwich Terns, and 18 Common Terns. On the NWT pools a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpipers, and a Wood Sandpiper were of note, with 10 Black-tailed Godwits and 12 Snipe also seen around the reserves. A Yellow Wagtail flew over calling.

A Frosted Orange, a Fern, Small Waved Umber, White-lined Dart, White Point, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Brimstone, and Archer's Dart were among the moth catch and a wind-swept Brown Argus and Small Heath were around the reserve.

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Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape at 2.11pm
Norfolk Black Tern juv Rollesby Broad still 2.33pm
Norfolk 31.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen at 1.56pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Black Tern juv Rollesby Broad at 11am
Norfolk no sign of Spotted Crake y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in evng (but 2.juv.Spotted Redshanks). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Black Terns (both ads) Cley flew west past beach car park at 8.15am
Norfolk Garganey Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. 3.Spotted Redshanks on Volunteer Marsh. 3.Spoonbills on beach