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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 20th January 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still 1.30pm on Ormesby Little Broad from bridge just east of car park
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+25.Snow Buntings. drk.Scaup offshore) TF.896.458
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still Welney WWT +3.Tundra Bean Geese (+2.Cattle Egrets 3.Great White Egrets). Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Blakeney on saltmarsh then flew to freshmarsh
Norfolk 50+Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still 11.50am +2.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB flew south over pits
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Warham Greens still late morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Sculthorpe Moor NR flew over Oak Fen towards Sculthorpe Mill late morning
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in buckthorn by roped-off area
Norfolk 16.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NE corner
Norfolk 14.Common Cranes Clippesby still in field north of Thurne Road
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +2.Slav Grebes 2.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose Welney WWT still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad from bridge just east of car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley still midway between beach car park +East Bank on dead seal
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk 43.Snow Buntings y'day Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Claxton Marshes