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

The NOA is opening hides on all reserves to members again from 14th September 2020. There are still some restrictions and please be aware that these are: Face coverings will be required in all NOA hides until further notice, unless you are exempt for wearing them. Only 2 people from different households may use any hide at one time. A single household of more than two people is permitted, provided no-one else is using it. We are still not able to admit visitors inside the Observatory centre at present. We regret the inconvenience to all our members and visitors caused by the loss of use of these facilities during the first five months of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be considerate of the restrictions we have put in place, allowing us to restore access as safely as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Monday 24th September 2018

Sea watching was understandably quieter  than yesterday with 15 Bonxies, a single |Arctic Skua, Red-throated Diver and Manx Shearwater the highlights. A group of three Bonxies were watched driving a| Grey heron down onto the sea where it managed to stave off its attackers before finally lifting back off and flying to the safety of dry land.

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Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 2.17pm Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB at 1.45pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Hunstanton
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 11.40am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water early morning +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW