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COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Friday 30th November 2018

Highlights were on the sea today, with 31 Eiders, 6 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 32 Red-breasted Mergansers, 22 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 18 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Guillemots recorded. Also of note today were a ring-tailed Hen Harrier at Thornham and 25+ Twite seen in the harbour.

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Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB still on sea this morning +3.Red-necked Grebes 3.Slav Grebes 9.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap mid a'noon TF.896.458
Norfolk 25+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay on beach east of Holkham Gap this a'noon
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham still 1pm south of The Esplanade on roof at Upcher Court NR26 8LY
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Great Yarmouth flew east over Havenbridge House at 12.45pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Thornham this morning +25+Twite still
Norfolk 9.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water again at east end briefly 10.50am then flew south
Norfolk 2.Bean Goose sp (possibly Taiga Bean Geese) Waxham in field behind dunes at Poplar Farm (+2.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 6.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk 3+Lapland Buntings Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner tho mobile (+16.Twite still)
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on southern pit from Shore Hide
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose flew east past Weybourne Camp 8am-9am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Barton Broad still +2.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh mid morning
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still mid morning Wells Woods on east side of The Dell with Long-tailed Tits tho mobile (+3.Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still Wells Woods along main track south of toilet block at 7.50am with tit flock
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham still on The Leas by shelter cTG.155.435
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs again in tree at 7.10am then flew off