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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 Friday 8th November 2019

Seawatching today produced 2 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Pintail, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 27 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Pom Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas, a Little Auk, 22 Kittiwakes and 3 Little Gulls.

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Norfolk Little Auk Holme NOA on sea
Norfolk Turtle Dove Aylsham in garden at 77.Soame Close NR11 6JF
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on D.lake
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE of Blackborough End till 1.40pm along New Road in cattle field south of River Nar then flew east
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE of Blackborough End along New Road in cattle field south of River Nar
Norfolk Great White Egret Blackborough End south of track to fishing pits at Heathlands Farm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew east past Sheringham 7am-9am +85.Little Gulls. Great Northern Diver still on sea
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Little Auk Cley NWT on sea mid morning then flew east
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings y'day Holme west of dunes
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT still 8.20am Sidestrand but no sign since
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Sidestrand
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day c2mls SSE of Southery off Sedge Fen Road
Norfolk Black Guillemot Cley NWT on sea west of beach car park