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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 10th December 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +3.Long-tailed Ducks Great Northern Diver. 2.Spotted Redshanks Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 9.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from river bank 1/4ml east of windpump (+30+Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past coastguards at 9.59am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Stiffkey on saltmarsh east of Garborough Creek at 8.55am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Spoonbill juv Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Arctic Redpoll y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk 26.Twite Thornham Harbour