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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.

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 5th May 2019

Seawatching this morning produced 10 Common Scoters, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Fulmars, a Gannet, 32 Sandwich Terns, 33 Comic Terns, and 4 Arctic Terns. With winds decreasing there was more bird activity around the reserves with a Spoonbill, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Cuckoos, 2 Barn Owls, 4 Swifts, a Firecrest heard, 20 Swallows, a House Martin, 5 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 12 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Stonechats, a Wheatear, single Yellow and Pied Wagtails flying over, and a pair of Bullfinches in the village.

A Green-veined White and Orange Tip were also noted.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp still 2.35pm on south side of pine belt by cliff viewed from NW corner of Muckleburgh Hill tho distant cTG.102.436
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 2.30pm Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track viewed from sea wall +showing well TF.855.445
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp still 2.15pm on south side of pine belt by cliff viewed from NW corner of Muckleburgh Hill cTG.102.436
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 2.10pm Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track TF.855.445
Norfolk 5.Dotterel (3.fem) 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field viewed from Chalkpit Lane mid a'noon TF.765.415
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp still 1.53pm on south side of pine belt by cliff viewed from NW corner of Muckleburgh Hill
Norfolk 4.Dotterel 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field viewed from Chalkpit Lane early a'noon TF.765.415
Norfolk no sign of male.Wood Warbler Sheringham at Sheringham Park 9.50-11.30am
Norfolk Scaup fem Barton Broad still
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp again in flight from coast path near pines at 11.30am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still 11.15am on tidal pool
Norfolk Garganey drk Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide +Great White Egret
Norfolk Caspian Gull Titchwell RSPB +2.Spoonbills still
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier male Burnham Overy mid morning
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 9.45am Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track TF.855.445
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still Burnham Overy Staithe east of sea wall c400yds NE of car park cTF.847.445 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Balearic S'water Cley NWT flew west past beach car park (+2.Black Terns)
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day Morston on saltmarsh in evng