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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions on NOA Reserves Further to the announcement of a second lockdown in order to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, the NOA must once again close all hides on its nature reserves from 5th November. 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. We are very grateful for your understanding and support.

Sunday 3rd February 2019

Two Barn Owls were hunting late afternoon and 26 Ruff and a Black-tailed Godwit were also of interest.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still +fem.Scaup still
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks flew east past Sheringham at 3.10pm
Norfolk 2+Mealy Redpolls Wells Woods at east end near Abraham's Bosom at 1.30pm. Pale-bellied Brent Goose Holkham still at north end of Lady Anne's Drive at midday +hybrid Black Brant still
Norfolk 2+Mealy Redpolls Wells Woods at east end near Abraham's Bosom at 1.30pm. Pale-bellied Brent Goose Holkham still at north end of Lady Anne's Drive at midday +hybrid Black Brant still
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Welney WWT still (+Cattle Egret Great White Egret). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 20+Russian White-fronted Geese Halvergate east of Branch Road
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Weybourne on sea this morning
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Winterton
Norfolk c200.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Long-eared Owl reported Clenchwarton
Norfolk 14.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still early a'noon at Santon Warren south of railway +north of River Little Ouse in trees between reedbed +paddock
Norfolk no sign of redhead.Smew Snettisham RSPB by 1pm nor Scaup but Short-eared Owl still
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area +Dartford Warbler still. Long-tailed Duck offshore TF.896.458
Norfolk 22.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap west of roped-off area (+c20.Russian White-fronted Geese) TF.896.458
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Thornham Harbour
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT again at north end of East Bank mid morning
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still at Santon Warren south of railway +north of River Little Ouse at 9.10am