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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

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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Tuesday 11th December 2018

On the sea today 60 Eiders, a drake Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Red-necked Grebe were seen. Two Water Rails were calling, and a Peregrine flew over the east bank.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end from St.Withburga's Church at 2.10pm tho distant. 9.Russian White-fronted Goose on freshmarsh
Norfolk possible Rough-legged Buzzard Swaffham by A47 in fields +pines just west of A1122 Downham Road roundabout at 1.30pm tho mobile
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad 100yds from car park from Filby Bridge this a'noon
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea this morning
Norfolk Slav Grebe flew west past Sheringham at 8.33am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 10.10am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham Coastal Park over grazing marsh south of cross bank
Norfolk no sign of make.Dusky Warbler 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side late morning. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Waxwing New Costessey in garden late morning then flew NE
Norfolk Turtle Dove Blakeney on SW side in garden at Langham Road at 9am (present c2.weeks)
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea