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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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Sunday 2nd September 2018

On the sea today 7 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes and 100 Sandwich Terns. A Med Gull was with Black-headed Gulls hawking insects over the Observatory mid afternoon, and other highlights included 4 Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank, a Hobby catching dragonflies over the Broadwater, and a Yellow Wagtail over calling.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB near car park mid a'noon
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still early a'noon Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+juv.Curlew Sand 24.Spoonbills)
Norfolk 2.Wrynecks Horsey c500yds north of east end of Nelson Head track at 2.15pm
Norfolk Wryneck still 1.55pm Winterton North Dunes on NE side of northernmost toad pool +showing well
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early a'noon +3.Spotted Redshanks. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk no further sign of Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes by early a'noon
Norfolk Wood Sand Welney WWT from Friends Hide
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +18.Spoonbills still
Norfolk Wryneck still 12.55pm Winterton North Dunes on NE side of northernmost toad pool +showing well
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk Wood Sand Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way at 11.40am. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8.30am
Norfolk Wryneck still late morning Winterton North Dunes by large toad pool +showing well
Norfolk Wood Sand Cantley beet factory still +Garganey
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT flew over Billy's Wash at 8.50am
Norfolk Wryneck still 8.55am Winterton North Dunes on east side of large toad pool +showing well
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew west along River Yare mid morning
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes south of toad pools in birches west of fence mid morning
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Wryneck still Winterton North Dunes in gorse by large toad pool at c8am