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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.

Friday 30th October 2015

A wet morning meant bird activity was minimal, brighter weather after lunch revealed that the two male Ring Ouzels were still present on the eastern edge of the reserve, at times showing well. A Great White Egret was reported flying east along the shoreline mid morning and  two Long-tailed Ducks and a Slavonian Grebe were on the sea. Other birds of note included a Merlin, Short-eared Owl, Woodcock and a pair of Stonechat.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Reported Holme NOA E/along shore mid mrng + 2 Male Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl, 2 Long-tailed Duck offshore & Slavonian Grebe TF717450
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Paston at 16:00 on cliffs
> Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Salthouse flew E/along shingle bank near beach c/pk at 15:30 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NNR at 14:20
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Choseley Drying Barns at 14:00 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl S/past Great Yarmouth at North Denes mid a/noon
> Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Ringstead Downs
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB + Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at 08:45 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Weybourne + Short-eared Owl thru W/ NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172