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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.

Monday 16th November 2015

Seawatching this morning produced counts of c2000 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Divers, 6 Gannets, 2 Eider. At least one Short-eared Owl was visible over the grazing marsh mid morning along with two Barn Owls. A Greenshank was again present near Gore Point, with a Merlin along the beach there and a Goosander also noted flying past west.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Warham Greens at 16:30 + Spoonbill E/at 16:10 NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier E/past East Hills at 15:06 towards wind farm TF924456
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Warham Greens at 14:15 on marsh then flew inland + Hen Harrier NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Warham Greens over salt marshes this mrng + 6 Hen Harrier NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT at 16:20 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells at 13:00 over fields S/of community hospital NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Immature Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT by 15:20 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Hoopoe NE/of Spixworth in paddocks at top of slope 200m NNE/of Hall Road junction at 12:40 NR12 7BB
> Norfolk 2 Adult Tundra Bean Goose Docking at 13:05 + 1585 Pink-footed Goose TF785409
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT by Babcock Hide entrance in roadside field + 11 Whooper Swan landed on main reserve NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT at 10:30 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard East Hills at 07:50. TF924456
> Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB this mrng TF650328