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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 Wednesday 19th February 2020

Birds on the sea this morning included two Long-tailed Ducks, two Red-throated Divers and an Eider. On the Grazing Marsh and Broadwater there were still good numbers of Wildfowl and waders present, with counts of 700 wigeon, 500 Lapwing, 300 Golden Plover, 350 Brent Geese and 250 Pink-feet made. Nine Twite were again present around the Coal Barn in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water along South Wall still this morning
Norfolk 180+Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+53.Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk 9+Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2+Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area TF.896.458
Norfolk 46.Snow Buntings Holkham still 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area +2.Velvet Scoters offshore. 4.Spoonbills still from Lady Anne's Drive TF.896.458
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
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 3.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB still 100yds south of 1st hide in bush viewed from opposite side of pit
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard reported y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk 7.Bewick's Swans Norwich flew ENE over Brunswick Road NR2 2HB
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day NE of Chedgrave still at Hardley Staithe