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COVID Update Monday 17th May 2021

From Monday 17th May 2021 the NOA is pleased to re-open its reserve hides to single households at a time. We will still be advising the wearing of a face covering when in NOA hides. Your continued understanding and support is very much appreciated.




Trial of Booking System for NWT Holme Dunes From Saturday 24th April



Owing to recent visitor numbers, NWT Holme Dunes Reserve is trialling a booking system for its Car Park. Until 6th September 2021 those members and visitors wishing to park in the NWT Car Park will need to book online for Weekends, Bank Holidays, or in School Holidays to ensure they can get a place. Booking is not necessary outside these times, and is not required for access to any other part of the reserve. Parking remains free for NWT members and blue badge holders.
This may affect many of our members, and we would like to clarify that NOA members do not need to book to use the NOA car park at any time between dawn and dusk. For NOA members who also belong to NWT and wish to visit both reserves, please park in the NOA car park if you do not wish to book in advance for the Holme Dunes Reserve Car Park.

Sunday 10th May 2015

Of note today were 3 Gannets, 2 Little Terns and 7 Sandwich Terns offshore, a Spoonbill circling above the Observatory and heading east, a Common Buzzard drifting west, 3 Whimbrel, one Cuckoo, one Barn Owl, 100+ Swifts, a Peregrine, 20 Sand Martins, 6 House Martins, 100+ Swallows, one Lesser Whitethroat and 9 Wheatears. Moths included 2 Small Elephant Hawks, and a Chocolate Tip, and butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper and Green Hairstreak.
At Walsey Hills a fairly quiet day with 75 Swallows through west and 6 Green Hairstreaks around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Citril Finch Holkham Pines by 20:00
> Norfolk Citril Finch 19:00 Burnham Overy Dunes at W/end of Holkham Pines. Park at Lady Ann's Drive & walk W/for 1.5mls NR23 1RJ TF867455
> Norfolk 20 Dotterel this evng 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Bee-eater Winterton North Dunes 11:05 - heard only NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes mid mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Golden Oriole W/of Weybourne just N/of A149 at Muckleburgh Bump 06:30 then flew east
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB 08:10 + Drake Scaup on tidal marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Dotterel btw Felbrigg & Metton 1/2ml S/of B1436 in field E/of minor road early mrng then flew NW - for 2nd day
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Stiffkey Fen viewable from seawall this evng NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park at S/end then flew north TF648335
> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Winterton-on-Sea on playing field
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park + 2 Turtle Dove at S/end near concrete blocks TF648335