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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – NOA RESERVES REMAIN CLOSED AT PRESENT All NOA reserves remain closed at present, and following the lifting of some restrictions in England we would ask our members, visitors and volunteers to be patient while this situation continues. We are still some way from being able to provide a COVID secure environment for our staff and visitors, and any changes must be gradual, cautious and enable social distancing. Broadwater Road is currently closed, and the Beach Road Car Park is also closed. We would advise that parking and toilet facilities are not yet widely available. NWT Holme Dunes, Titchwell and Snettisham RSPB reserves also remain closed, and do not yet have a date for opening their car parks and other visitor facilities. Please also bear in mind that we are now in the middle of the breeding season. Birds which have been nesting undisturbed while visitors have stayed away need this situation to continue until their young have fledged. For similar reasons affecting land managers along the North Norfolk Coast AONB, their Re-opening the Norfolk Coast Working Group is asking people not to visit at this time until organisations have had a chance to put safety measures in place for social distancing and reopen provision such as toilets and car parks. Announcements will be made by individual organisations and businesses when this is the case, so please check before you travel, and don’t come at present. NOA hopes to offer some form of access at its reserves later this summer, but it could still be some weeks away and will remain limited while we find our ‘new normal’. Please bear with us, and we thank you again for your understanding and support

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 13th May 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT 
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Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male still 9pm Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR in tree viewable from Barnhamcross Common. Use c'pk on E side of A134 1/2ml south of Nuns' Bridges Rd junction then walk SE c350yds
Norfolk Garganey drk CLey NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 14.Dotterel still this evng 1.4mls south of Titchwell SE of Choeseley Drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane
Norfolk 2+Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Burnham Overy Dunes this morning
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp still mid a'noon north of A149 near pillbox viewed from Muckleburgh Hill. Park at Weynor Gardens, cross A149 then go thru kissing gate +turn right for c300yds. Park carefully
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT till 9am then flew west. Pale-bellied Brent Goose Blackney Harbour on saltings
Norfolk 2.RIng Ouzels Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Wryneck still Weybourne Camp 1.54pm showing well
Norfolk no sigh of Great Reed Wblr Titchwell RSPB by mid a'noon (but 1sLittle Gull at Reedbed Pool)
Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse Heath
Norfolk HOopoe still 1.25pm Holme Dunes by pond 50yds north of entrance track
Norfolk Osprey BUrnham Overy Dunes flew west over Gun hill at 1.05pm
Norfolk Hoopoe again 1.05pm Holme DUnes flew over entrance track
Norflk Serin flew over Kelling Hard
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton south of plantation
Norfolk Wood Sand Kelling Water Meadow
Norflk 2.Great White Egrets reported y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills y'day flew east over Stiffkey
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp still north of A149 viewed from Muckleburgh Hill. Park at Weynor Gardens, cross A149 then go thru kissing gate +turn right for c300yds
Norfolk no sign of male.Little Bittern Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on lake viewable from Barnhamcross Common. Use c'ok on E side of A134 1/2ml south of Nuns' Bridges Rd junction then walk SE 350yds