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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA HIDES RE-OPENING FROM MONDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2020

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.

Sunday 9th December 2018

On the sea today 35 Eiders, 3 Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, 13 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Guillemots were logged, with 1850 Lapwings over the ridge and 23 Golden Plover on the grazing marshes, a Barn Owl hunting near the village hides and a Peregrine along south of the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 7.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still near railway mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Pale-bellied Brent Geese Wells flew over lifeboat station mid a'noon but no sign of Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 2.Ravens flew NE over Methwold at 1.30pm
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Gorleston-on-Sea along seafront at 1.50pm
Norfolk Richard's Pipit ENE of Stiffkey flew SE just west of Stiffkey Fen at c1.40pm
Norfolk 3.Waxwings on Friday Cley NWT flew west over car park at south end of East Bank at 1.10pm
Norfolk 5.Great Northern Divers Cley flew west past beach car park this morning
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still near railway
Norfolk 1+Great Northern Diver Wells in harbour off lifeboat station
Norfolk Smew redhead just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad from wooden bridge near car park at 11.45am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 11.40am 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side [heard only]. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad till 9am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank but no further sign by 11.20am TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk 21.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap mid morning (+105.Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad opposite fishing platforms
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Cley flew west past beach car park +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton on saltmarsh
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley flew west past beach car park
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side briefly mid morning [heard only]. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB still offshore +Slav Grebe Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still 7.30am then flew off