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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 17th May 2015

Highlights today were 14 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 25 Little Terns, 109 Sandwich Terns and 9 Common Terns on the seawatch, a Firecrest in the pines near the NWT centre, and a Hooded Crow over. At least 3 Wheatears were also of note, and a passage of Swifts and Swallows took place throughout the day. At Walsey Hills 56 Swallows, 25 Sand Martins, 180 Swifts and 3 Red Kites passed through west.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail Kelling N/of A149 at N/end of Kelling Quag at midday
> Norfolk 20 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 15:55 in field. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Female Montagu's Harrier Barnham Broom W/over fields at 09:30
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water till 07:20 at E/end then flew N/ NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Hooded Crow over Holme NOA TF717450
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 1st Winter Kittiwake Titchwell RSPB at 19:00 on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT mid a/noon E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Male Turtle Dove New Buckenham Common NR13 4HN TG357059
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Titchwell RSPB at 08:45 + 4 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436