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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Tuesday 29th DECEMBER 2020

Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. 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.

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Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 5th July 2020

A very windy day with spells of sunshine. A single Black-tailed Godwit was on the grazing marsh and around the reserve 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers were counted. It was otherwise rather quiet with many birds staying out of the strong winds.

Common Darter, Azure and Blue-tailed Damselfly were noted on the reserve today and Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and Meadow Brown were struggling to find sheltered spots. In the moth traps a Riband Wave, 3 Common Footmen, 2 Rustics, a Nutmeg, 4 Heart & Darts, a Light Arches, 2 Flames, an Uncertain, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot, a Bright-line Brown Eye and a Smoky Wainscot were counted.


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Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 2.40pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance this a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway stn TF.932.431
Norfolk Little Gull Weybourne flew west along shore at 9am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 1.22pm Cley NWT in NW corner of Pat's Pool from by visitor centre tho distant
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool mid a'noon +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still late morning Cley NWT on Pat's Pool tho distant
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.49am
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT still 7.55am