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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.

Wednesday 6th May 2015

Small numbers of swifts continued to pass through, at least 15 Yellow wagtails, 6 Barnacle Geese, 4 Pink-feet and  a rather smart looking Bar-headed Goose were on the grazing marsh.  

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT flew past Daukes' Hide this evng NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint early evng Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way with NR12 0BW
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine NR25 7SA
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Sheringham late a/noon
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water late a/noon + 18 Whimbrel NR31 9QB
> Norfolk No Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB by 11:30 NR13 4HW
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Sheringham in off the sea heading W/
> Norfolk 8 Dotterel NE/of Choseley Drying Barns 13:00 viewable from Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ
> Norfolk 6 Probable Black Tern S/past Gorleston-on-Sea this evng but distant NR31 6PL