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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 Monday 30th November 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Cattle Egret ESE of Claxton at Langley Green opposite Monks Terrace at 3.15pm
Norfolk 72.Little Gulls y'day flew SE past Mundesley 7.15-11.15am +Short-eared Owl flew NW
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese Billockby in field this morning with Pink-footed Geese (12+Common Cranes Thurne in field tho distant)
Norfolk 25.Russian White-fronted Geese California in fields at 10.30am
Norfolk 38.Bewick's Swans flew west over Cley NWT 8.30-11am +White-fronted Goose 2.Slav Grebes ad.Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh flew over saltmarsh at Agar Creek at 3pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Wiveton still in field just east of Leatherpool Lane/ The Street junction at 10.18am TG.041.433
Norfolk 9.Bewick's Swans (8.ads) Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR flew south over Great Snare Hill at 10.10am
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.06am
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose juv Winterton on beach near car park
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) Winterton 1ml north of Beach Road on beach between groynes.55 +56 at 9am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still 1ml north of Beach Road on beach between groynes.55 +56 at 8.50am
Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Horsey
Norfolk 36.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day flew past California +84.Scaup flew south +46.Little Gulls flew south