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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 Monday 20th July 2020

On the sea today 46 Common Scoters, a Little Tern, 165 Sandwich Terns and 3 Common Terns were seen, with 6 Med Gulls in Thornham Harbour, a Green and 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers in the area, a Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers, a juvenile Stonechat and 2 Bullfinches also of note. A Bar-headed Goose was with the Greylags on the Broadwater.

Moths included 5 Rosy Footmen, 17 Scarce and 17 Common Footmen, 13 Rustics, a Chinese Character, a Small Scallop, a Shore Wainscot, 6 Ruby Tiger, 2 Large Yellow Underwing, 5 Least Carpet, 6 Uncertains, a Beautiful Hook-tip, a Silver Y, 2 Oak Eggars, a Dark Sword-grass, 5 Single Dotted Waves, a Yellow-tail, a Clouded Border, a Buff Tip, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 2 Brown-line Bright-eye, a Mother of Pearl, a Peppered Moth, a Sharp-angled Peacock, a Least Yellow Underwing, a Clay, Lyme Grass, Dark Arches, Buff Ermine, Nutmeg and Archer's Dart.

Below: Dark Sword-grass



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Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 1.12pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool +Great White Egret flew west
Norfolk Curlew Sand just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT by South Pool with cattle at 7.18am
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Cley NWT still at Watling Water in evng