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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 13th November 2015

With wind speeds in excess of 35mph at times unsurprisingly birds generally were thin on the ground, with the only notable sighting being a Greenshank at Gore Point early morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Hoopoe NE/of Spixworth at Crostwick near AGF Barns (for 4th day) NR12 7BB
> Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT at dusk in rough grazing field below dam then flew to lake NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Probable Grey Phalarope W/past West Runton at 13:32
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1/2ml S/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields S/of right hand bend in road at 13:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT this mrng in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB W/of main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Breydon Water flew S/past breydon Bridge & landed in trees near rugby club then continued S/ NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Felbrigg Hall NT NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl 1/2ml W/of Morston Quay at 15:45 NR25 7DJ TG011444
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide at 15:15 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 13 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water early a/noon at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Market over fields beyond sharp bend by A149 + 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham 100yds E/of Funky Mackerel Cafe on rocks
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Felbrigg Hall NT flew to edge of lake near boathouse NR11 8PR