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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.

Tuesday 12th May 2015

A Wryneck on the NWT reserve was very much bird of the day, Grasshopper Warbler and Turtle Dove were also reported plus seven Wheatears. Several Yellow Wagtails were still around the cattle on the grazing marsh and a Spotted flycatcher was in the pines near the observatory morning early morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Wryneck 20:40 Holme NWT in dunes. Park at saltings c/pk & keep to coast path TF715449
> Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney harbour at E/end flew W/along main channel 15:45 TG028441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide 15:15 + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Horsey twds Hickling 13:25
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Breydon Water early a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water circled over E/end late mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow 11:00 Cley NWT just W/of beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 14 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns this mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420