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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.

Thursday 14th May 2015

A cool and breezy day, things were fairly quiet but an Arctic Tern flew close along Broadwater, and 2 Yellow Wagtails went over west. Brown Argus was of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill E/over Brancaster at 20:00 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide at 19:20 + 2 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Female Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in field at 13:05. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB till mid mrng on freshmarsh then flew W/ + 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NNR at 12:25 E/of beach c/pk from coastal path behind houses viewed towards the tower
> Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT on Serpentine mid mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 1s Little Gull & White Stork NR31 9QB TG464048