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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 25th November 2018

On the sea today 10+ Eiders, 16+ Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 5 Shags, Great Crested, Slavonian and 2 Red-necked Grebes and a single Guillemot were recorded, while 3 Water Rails were heard and one wandered into view at the Hun sluice, with a juvenile Peregrine hunting the beach and Chiffchaff and Blackcap on the Obs reserve. At least 7 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Morston by A149 at Morston Chase from bait diggers' layby at 2.44pm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 1.45pm Wells Woods in The Dell
Norfolk Hooded Crow (or hybrid) Hickling Broad flew over Seckers Hide at 1.36pm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 12.50pm Wells Woods in The Dell near mature pines tho mobile
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Happisburgh at RNLI car park at Cart Gap flew south along beach
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burgh Castle still midday from watchpoint
Norfolk 18.Little Gulls flew east past Sheringham +800+Red-throated Divers
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods in The Dell near mature pines in central part briefly 12.10pm
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes flew east past Holme +5.Shag flew east. Slav Grebe on sea
Norfolk c70.Snow Buntings Salthouse 1/2ml west of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse 1/2ml west of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burgh Castle still 10.30am from watchpoint
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Happisburgh
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk PENDULINE TIT Haddiscoe Island in SE corner at Toft Monks Mill TG.447.009
Norfolk 3.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Breydon Water South Wall Marshes +9.Russian White-fronted Geese Short-eared Owl Snow Bunting
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burgh Castle off watchpoint
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 10.04am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore +Shag Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 19.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still beyond roped-off area at 9.37am (+3.Slav Grebes 5.Little Gulls 2.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still north of car park by boats at 8.27am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east over Cley NWT at c8.05am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley over Glaven saltings just north of windmill at 7.35am then flew along Blakeney Point
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still offshore +Black-throated Diver 2.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 3.Short-eared Owls y'day Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest +ringtail Hen Harrier