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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 Tuesday 23rd July 2019

A Great White Egret was present on the Broadwater early morning, with at least eight Little Egrets also present.

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Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad still mid a'noon Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape this morning +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still at Lady Fen
Norfolk Wood Sand still this a'noon Cley NWT on west side of Pat's Pool
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER ad again Titchwell RSPB on Tidal Marsh late morning
Norfolk Wood Sand still Cley NWT at north end of Pat's Pool from Teal Hide at 10.07am
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +11.Spoonbills Great White Egret 3.Spotted Redshanks Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa)
Norfolk no sign of ad.Pacific Golden Plover Breydon Water south of South Wall in horse field c300yds west of pumping station