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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 Thursday 13th February 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 8.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk 200.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still +3+Great White Egrets 5.Spoonbills
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Ormesby Broad still this a'noon
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Letheringsett by ford with 2.Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still mid a'noon north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge (+Short-eared Owl). Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 2+Tundra Bean Geese Waxham still
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach
Norfolk Hooded Crow Kelling in field near school at c12.50pm then flew south
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.45pm north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 6+Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still in bush
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Halvergate Marshes still near Branch Road late morning
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. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk 25+Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 1+Velvet Scoter Holkham Bay still +2.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water at east end briefly mid morning then flew towards Bure Park
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 TF.714.380
Norfolk 28.Snow Buntings Winterton still on North Beach