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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 19th May 2015

Between showers, highlights were 2 Barnacle Geese with two White-fronts on the grazing marsh, a Wheatear and a Whinchat nearby, a Little Tern fishing near the Hun sluice, a steady passage of Swifts west, and at Thornham Harbour 8 Knot and 20 Dunlin were feeding together with 2 Little Stints.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 19:25 Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham Harbour in channel 17:45 PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Immature Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 5 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Great White Egret E/over Titchwell RSPB 13:50 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Adult Spoonbill Cley NWT + Little Stint E/of East Bank on the Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 10 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
> Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Cley NWT on the Serpentine this evng + 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Little Gull Breydon Water at E/end this evng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse S/of Gramborough Hill 10:20 NR25 7XW TG085441