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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 22nd October 2018

Highlights were on the sea today with 34 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, a Manx Shearwater, 122 Gannets, 22 Great Crested Grebes, Arctic and Great Skua, 20 Guillemots, 2 Sandwich Terns and 19 Kittiwakes. Two Cetti's Warblers were trapped and a single Swallow, male Stonechat, Rock Pipit, 2 Redpolls, 3 Siskins and a Crossbill were also of note.

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Norfolk Shorelark Winterton North Beach
Norfolk Atlantic Canada Goose (nominate form canadensis) ad east of Weybourne again in field south of A149 at 10.35am with 1,000.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 3.02pm NE of Salthouse on fence at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew west past Stiffkey at 2.20pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew west past Weybourne Camp 7.50-9.50am
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Winterton South Dunes still below Hermanus Restaurant +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 12.10pm between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 11.30am between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holkham Freshmarsh still by digger from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk still no sign of 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp on SE side of scrape by 11am. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml. Access £1 thru gate; don't climb over fence NR25 7AH
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still along main track c200yds east of west end late morning
Norfolk Weybourne: mobile phone lost y'day tel 01992-572050 if found
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane at 9.20am TG.084.437
Norfolk no sign of Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 by Meadow Lane by 9am TG.084.437
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park at south end of lake
Norfolk no news on Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Winterton South Dunes still
Norfolk again no sign of 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp on SE side of scrape by 8am. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml. Access £1 thru gate; don't climb over fence NR25 7AH
Norfolk no news on 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp