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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 16th February 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 12.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still 3.46pm in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 37.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks this morning. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 3pm. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 2.35pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool still this a'noon
Norfolk 6.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still by Fritton Road
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still 11.10am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still 10.51am by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach by west slipway at 8.45am. 2.Purple Sands on rocks at east end of Esplanade at high tide
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool
Norfolk 30+Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male 1ml north of Sedgeford still by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH