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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 Wednesday 2nd December 2020

 A grey damp day here at the coast, with c2,000 Pink footed Geese on the grazing marsh and at least two Bearded Tits around the Broadwater edge being the highlights for the day.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 2.16pm in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT again on North Scrape early morning with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +4.Common Cranes
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Breydon Water at east end then flew west
Norfolk 18.Scaup Hunstanton off jet ski ramp +Black Redstart briefly
Norfolk Bewick's Swan juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh late morning
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.01am
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Choseley drying barns
Norfolk 15.Bewick's Swans between Waxham +Ingham in field west of road
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Wiveton still in field just east of Leatherpool Lane/ The Street junction at 9.15am TG.041.433
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) still Winterton 1ml north of Beach Road on beach at 9.10am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still 1ml north of Beach Road on beach from southernmost seal viewpoint at 8.21am