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Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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.

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Saturday 15th December 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer on beach opposite Rocket House cafe at 11.40am
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad then flew to Filby Broad at 10.50am
Norfolk 18.Bewick's Swans Ingham on pond opposite Boundary Farm at 10am +10.Whooper Swans
Norfolk 15.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still at east end of large dyke at 9.30am (+187.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Reedbed Pool
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +7.Long-tailed Ducks