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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 27th October 2015

Another interesting day of visible migration included a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Long-eared Owl and 6 Crossbills; whilst a Snow Bunting was seen on the beach.

Other highlights throughout the day included Spotted Redshank, Woodcock, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, a Grey Wagtail, 10 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings and 7 Redpolls among a variety of commoner migrants.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Serin Kelling between Water Meadows & beach at 11:00 then flew inland NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Juvenile American Golden Plover Breydon Water late a/noon at South Wall. Use rugby club c/pk NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile American Golden Plover Breydon Water 14:25 at South Wall, use rugby club c/pk NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT mid a/noon in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Waxham 1t 12:45 400yds N/of Shangri-la chalet but mobile NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes + Hen Harrier & Black Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard S/over Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Little Auk E/past Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB W/over dunes at 09:30 PE31 8BB TF759436