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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 Friday 28th August 2020

An increasingly blustery day with heavy rain at lunch time, highlights today were 10 Wigeon, 150 Teal, 65 Common Scoter offshore, 3 Fulmars, a Razorbill and 2 Kittiwakes offshore. A total of 78 Whimbrel were counted passing west and 15 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpipers, a Wood Sandpiper and a Spotted Redshank were around the grazing marshes, and 2 Stonechats were in the dunes.

In the moth traps 3 Brimstones, 2 Rusty Dot Pearls, 13 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, a White Ermine, 19 Flounced Rustics, 9 Silver Ys, 3 Common Wainscots, 4 Square-spot Rustics, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, 4 Vine's Rustics, 2 White-lined Darts, 2 Straw Dots, a Mottled Rustic, 7 Archer's Darts, 3 Snouts, a Blood-vein, a Mother-of-pearl, a Lime-speck Pug and a Dark Sword-grass were caught.

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Norfolk Little Stint juv Titchwell RSPB still 4.04pm +juv.Curlew Sand 2.Spoonbills ad.Little Gull
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB on mudflats mid a'noon +3.Curlew Sands (2.juvs) still
Norfolk 3.Pied Flys Winterton South Dunes in oaks
Norfolk Little Stint Cantley beet factory still this a'noon +Wood Sand still NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still +Spoonbill still
Norfolk 2.Little Stints y'day Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Breydon Water still early morning
Norfolk Wood Sand Cantley beet factory still but no sign of Little Stint NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk Wood Sand just E.of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance this morning +Great White Egret still. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 5+Curlew Sands Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way +Little Stint still
Norfolk Osprey flew east over West Runton
Norfolk Wood Sand 1.5mls south of Thetford flew south over Nunnery Lakes NR at 7.03am