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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 24th May 2015

A grey day but with some highlights, including a Hobby hunting the grazing marsh to the south, a Cuckoo flying past calling, 35 Black-tailed Godwits, a summer plumage Golden Plover, 4 Little Terns and a Sandwich Tern along the Broadwater, and steady passage of Swallows, Swifts and House Martins.
At Walsey Hills 4 Little Gulls flew past west, a Curlew Sandpiper was on Pope's Marsh and a Spoonbill was on the Serpentine.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler 20:20 West Runton N/of A149 by Water Lane just E/of Laburnum caravan park viewable from football pitch. Park only in clifftop c/pk at end of Water Lane & walk back NR27 9QA
> Norfolk Male Red-spotted Bluethroat 19:15 Blakeney Point by laboratory in tamarisks showing well NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 5 Female Dotterel 15:50 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns . Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank + Curlew Sandpiper on Pope's Pool this mrng & 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Golden Oriole Winterton North Dunes in plantation briefly NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse Heath 18:30
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns 18:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 4 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh 06:05 PE31 8BB TF759436