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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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Monday 1st October 2018

Seawatching was exciting today with highlights including 35 Brent Geese, 140 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 20 Pintail, 495 Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 13 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 17 Manx Shearwaters, 491 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 24 Arctic Skuas, 150 Great Skuas, 1 Razorbill, 3 Guillemots, 7 Kittiwakes, 16 Sandwich Terns and 7 Common Terns. Also of note on the reserve were 2 Tawny Owls, a Blackcap, 2 Stonechats and 6 Rock Pipits over calling.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk still no further sign of Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods by 3.38pm
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Weybourne Camp +Long-tailed Skua flew east +2.Pom Skuas (+Sooty S'water)
Norfolk 31.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew past Holme
Norfolk 2.Balearic S'waters flew west past Cley mid morning
Norfolk OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT again Wells Woods by main path 10yds beyond bench at 10.45am then flew towards The Dell +no further sign by early a'noon
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach near car park at 12.25pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew past Sheringham by midday +10.Sooty S'waters
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew east past Cley (+4.Sooty S'waters. Black Guillemot flew east at 8.30am)
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Gannet juv flew west over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 11.35am
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew past Winterton at 7.30am
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew past Winterton +Pom Skua (+2.Sooty S'waters Little Gull)
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew west past Blakeney Point at 7.20am
Norfolk 8.Sooty S'waters flew past Sheringham 6.30-9.30am
Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas flew past Holme (+Sooty S'water)