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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

Tuesday 21st August 2018

A quieter day than was hoped for with a Spoonbill, Common and Green Sandpiper the best birds around the Broadwater. A Pied Flycatcher and a young Cuckoo were on the NWT reserve, with the latter watched being fed by a Reed Warbler.

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Norfolk 13.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still 3.27pm
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemy: 1.in north section, 1.in south section
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Gorleston at golf course
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Breydon Water on South Wall Marshes towards Burgh Castle early morning
Norfolk Black Tern juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 1.29pm
Norfolk Pied Fly Trimingham in trees near pottery then flew off
Norfolk Icterine Warbler Winterton Dunes in South Valley briefly this morning (+3.Pied Flys Whinchat)
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s 1ml NW of Ludham at How Hill NR from Crome's Broad Hide at 12.40pm
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Cromer at Cromer Golf Course on cliff edge by telegraph pole 9am-9.05am then flew to base of cliff
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at east end at high tide