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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 21st October 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Siberian Stonechat Caister-on-Sea in gorse along golf club boundary NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Claxton Marshes this a/noon. + Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey at 16:35. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Great Grey Shrike Wymondham N/of sewage works in hedge by River Tiffey then flew to wood by 16:00 TQ112013 TQ112013
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide this a/noon. + No Sign of Jack Snipe NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Weybourne flew over. + 2 Short-eared Owl NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Hemsby this mrng. NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Cley next the Sea on Church roof NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in North Section NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 12 Little Gull Scratby at 08:15
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Weybourne 08:40. NR25 7SR TG111435