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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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Friday 28th September 2018

Seawatching was exciting today, with highlights including 148 Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, 6 Manx Shearwaters, a Balearic Shearwater west, 173 Gannets, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Pom Skuas, 4 Arctic Skuas, 17 Great Skuas, 1 Guillemot, 33 Sandwich Terns, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Little Gulls and 2 Med Gulls. Also of interest were a Merlin and Peregrine both hunting the marsh early morning, a Spotted Redshank, and 2 Stonechats along the east bank.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Balearic S'water on Wednesday flew past Paston (+Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew west past Sheringham +Great Northern Diver flew east
Norfolk 3.Red-crested Pochards (2.drks) Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed pond at 1.42pm
Norfolk FEA'S or DESERTAS or ZINO'S PETREL flew past Blakeney Point early morning
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew north past Happisburgh 7am-10.40am +Grey Phal flew south (+2.Sooty S'waters north)
Norfolk Snow Bunting Blakeney Point near The Hood at 12.23pm
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT (+36.Common Cranes still on Lady Fen). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Snow Bunting Heacham North Beach at 10.21am but no sign of any Black Redstarts
Norfolk Pom Skua imm flew east past Titchwell RSPB by 8am
Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey still on saltmarsh at 7am
Norfolk Sabine's Gull flew west past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Titchwell RSPB