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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 23rd November 2015

Highlights today included 4 Whooper Swans over west, 4 Goosanders west, 2 Woodcocks and 10 Snipe. Hunting in the area were 2 Barn Owls, a Peregrine Falcon, a Merlin and a ringtail Hen Harrier.

3 Shorelark and 17 Twite were towards Thornham and a Waxwing was seen at the east end of Holme village before flying west. A Cetti's Warbler was ringed.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 14:00 over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 12:30 on mud opposite Herbert Barnes c/p NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Little Auk past Weybourne between 08:30 & 12:30 + Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver, 30 Snow Bunting & Shag NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB at 14:02 on marsh W/of southern hide but distant + 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit over beach Weybourne at 13:30 NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 4 Little Auk Waxham + Black Redstart NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Little Auk past Sheringham + Pomarine Skua NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Humpback Whale N/past Waxham at 12:05 NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 5 Shorelark Thornham Point + Glaucous Gull
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Weybourne at 10:27 on sea W/of c/p. NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Humpback Whale Winterton-on-Sea at 10:45
> Norfolk Little Auk Trimingham 07:30 to 08:30. flew W + Great Northern Diver flew E NR11 8EG TG279388
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Ringstead Downs 09:15 in field c.1.6km NE /Holme Road & 1km E/Windmill.
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT in front of Nelson Lyle Hide this mrng. PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens 16:00 at roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Whooper Swan Holme NOA flew/W today + Ringtail Hen Harrier, 3 Shorelark W/side of Thornham Point this mrng, Cetti's Warbler trapped & ringed, Waxwing at E/end of village in garden this mrng & 15 Twite minimum at Thornham Harbour this mrng TF717450
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 5 Bewick's Swan PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach + Bonxie PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 12:45 W/over the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Bewick's Swan over Winterton Dunes NNR this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 21 Snow Bunting Weybourne 09:45 this mrng. NR25 7SR TG111435