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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 18th November 2018

On the sea today, 6 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver and 12 Gannets were recorded. Also of interest were a female Blackcap, single Fieldfare and 2 Stonechats on the east bank.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Pom Skua flew south past Happisburgh at 9.40am +2.Lapland Buntings
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Winterton on beach at 11am +6.Snow Buntings in North Dunes
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings between Cley +Salthouse
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Weybourne still mid a'noon on sea drifting east off car park
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Haddiscoe Marshes c1/3ml north of Toft Monks Mill
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB +Twite Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Barton Broad still 1.20pm +2.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk 1+Water Pipit Cantley beet factory NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in fenced area east of Holkham Gap at 12.20pm
Norfolk Grey Phal flew east past Holkham Gap at 12.02pm
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Wells Woods at 9.30am with Mealy Redpolls
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck off Weybourne
Norfolk Pom Skua flew south past Winterton at 11.30am (+20+Little Gulls)
Norfolk c20.Snow Buntings Sea Palling near northernmost reef at 11.33am
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters flew past Winterton +2+Little Gulls
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR on west side on flood viewed from Barnhamcross Common at 9.30am
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters flew past Walcott mid morning
Norfolk Puffin flew east past Kelling Hard at 10am +Bonxie
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Wells Woods at north edge of grass hollow west of The Dell at 10.57am with tit flock
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Breydon Water early morning +Bewick's Swan
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton (+3.Velvet Scoters. 19.Snow Buntings on beach)
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 1/3ml west of Sheringham on sea off RNLI lifeboat station viewed from clifftop by golf course at 10.43am
Norfolk 2+Scaup Barton Broad at 9.38am
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Sea Palling (+12.Snow Buntings 3.Little Gulls)
Norfolk 2+Tundra Bean Geese Anmer at 9.51am with 2,000+Pink-footed Geese (+Russian White-fronted Goose)
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in fenced area east of Holkham Gap at 9.38am
Norfolk 5.Russian White-fronted Geese flew east over Kelling Quags towards Weybourne at 9.34am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Horsey again in copse below 2nd steps in dunes south of Nelson Head track
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still in ditch by roadbridge at 9am
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Weybourne still on sea by wreck off Weybourne Camp at 8.47am
Norfolk Black Redstart male Gorleston pier at boatyard at 8.25am
Norfolk 12.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh along sea wall east of harbour at 8.38am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still Wells Wood in NW corner of caravan park south of The Dell at 8am tho mobile