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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 6th August 2019

Three Spoonbills over early morning were followed by sightings of three Common and three Green Sandpipers on the Broadwater, along with a single Greenshank.

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Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne Camp 5.40-8.10am +2.Spoonbills flew east then inland
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still early a'noon Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (+16.Wood Sands)
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ad still midday Snettisham RSPB in roost from Shore Hide (+4.ad.Curlew Sands 15+Spotted Redshanks)
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ad still Snettisham RSPB in roost
Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse at Gramborough Hill in ditch in grazing meadow briefly mid morning then flew west
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT flew west over Billy's Wash at c9.45am
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still mid morning Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 9.04am
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 6.30am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +5.Wood Sands. 6.Spoonbills on beach