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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 10th March 2020

Four Common Cranes flew over the NWT reserve mid afternoon. Two rather smart adult Mediterranean Gulls and twenty Avocets were on the Broadwater. A Dotted Border was in the moth trap.

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Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Holme Dunes NWT mid a'noon
Norfolk 12.Little Gulls Cley flew east past beach car park at 2.38pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1ml SW of Fincham at Black Drove on wires midway +brush pile to Raven's Farm at 2.19pm +showing well TF.673.049
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Felbrigg Hall NT flew west over car park at 9.45am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still 11.57am Holkham Bay flew north over dunes
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham 1/4ml west of boardwalk at 11am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Weybourne flew west over beach at 10.08am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Cley at 10.15am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 10.23am
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Holkham still at Holkham Gap