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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

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Two juvenile Stonechats trapped and ringed on the East bank were 'birds of the day' and a Humming Bird Hawk-moth spent much of the day again frequenting the Buddleia outside the Observatory building.

Humming Bird Hawk-moth outside the Obs today
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Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 4.15pm Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still 3pm Titchwell RSPB in NE corner of freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 2.50pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT still
Norfolk Pied Fly Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill on seaward edge of woodland at 10am
Norfolk 22.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen mid morning
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS 1s still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +8.Spoonbills 2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Snettisham RSPB on mud near jetty +4.Little Stints
Norfolk 20.Curlew Sands y'day Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh in evening +18.Spoonbills
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands y'day Cley NWT on North Scrape in evening
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew over Northrepps early morning