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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 5th August 2019

A Spotted Redshank was on the NWT reserve and 11 Black-tailed Godwit flew over Thornham Harbour, with 5 summer plumage Golden Plover also of interest.

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Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT still in NE corner of Pat's Pool at 2.46pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pope's Marsh this morning
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 1.56pm Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide
Norfolk 7.Wood Sands Cley NWT still
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash off Shore Hide at 11.43am
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Cantley beet factory still
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 10.45am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape (+Wood Sand still +Spotted Redshank)
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB +5.Wood Sands
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 10.11am +4.Spoonbills still. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 9.10am Cley NWT at NW end of Pat's Pool from Teal Hide
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 6.45am Cley NWT on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 6.16am (+Wood Sand Spotted Redshank