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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 Tuesday 17th November 2020

Sea watching this morning produced counts of seven Gannets, two Red-throated Divers and the distant flock of Common Scoter plus two Snow Buntings flying west along the beach.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT

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Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still 2.56pm 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge +showing well cTG.086.441
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Bacton at Cable Gap
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still at Lady Fen +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still
Norfolk 25.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby in field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cley still at Church Lane at White Cottage
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Sheringham still at Beeston Common at SE corner 100yds west of south end of Caxton Park in willows opposite bench under oak at 12.29pm (+Siberian Chiffchaff still) TG.165.42
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Cley NWT off beach car park at 12.35pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Clippesby
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still late morning 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill TG.086.441
Norfolk WHITE-BELLIED STORM PETREL Cley NWT flew east past beach car park at 9.38am (no sign past Sheringham 10am-11.20am)
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Salthouse mid morning
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER 2/3ml west of Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill still on north side by Weybourne Camp just east of 5-bar gate at 9.55am TG.1016.4313
MEGA Norfolk BLACK-BELLIED or WHITE-BELLIED STORM PETREL Cley NWT flew east past beach car park at 9.38am
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill TG.086.441
Norfolk Pom Skua y'day flew SE past Mundesley 7am-10am