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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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Wednesday 12th September 2018

Spoonbills again featured today with eight early morning on the Broadwater  in front of the Car park hide with two Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper also present. On the sea there single Eider and Red-throated Divers plus two Bonxies. Three Whinchat were in the field west of the seawall path at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Holme Dunes NWT on beach at 3.09pm
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Thornham Harbour at 1.58pm
Norfolk Jack Snipe Felbrigg Hall NT by lake in marsh below dam this morning
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 8am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham RSPB on path near sea wall at 11am
Norfolk 6+Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh at 10.07am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.05am