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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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Monday 17th September 2018

On the sea today 2 Red-necked Grebes (adult and juv) were seen with an Eider, 73 Common Scoters, a summer plumage Red-throated Diver, 21 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Arctic Skuas, 21 Sandwich Terns and 5 Arctic Terns also recorded. A total of 4 Whinchats were seen (3 at Thornham Harbour and another in the dunes), and a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 3pm on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both 1w) Sheringham on beach at 11am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand Snettisham RSPB still this a'noon +4.Spoonbills still
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park still late morning
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv still Welney WWT at 10.30am (for 5th day; not Montagu's Harrier or hybrid) (+3.Common Cranes)
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes (ad +juv) Holme at 10.40am