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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 2nd November 2015

Another foggy day with little overhead movement. Highlights were a Short-eared Owl hunting the grazing marsh early afternoon, a Spotted Redshank and a Greenshank around the Broadwater, 3 Water Rails, a Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 5 Rock Pipits and 4 Siskins. There was no sign of yesterday's Ring Ouzel.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB between 13:15 & 16:00 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB N/of hide late mrng + 7 Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from washington hide at 11:00 TF884451
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Thornham over Thornham Marsh today PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines behind Washington hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy this a/noon. PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NOA over the grazing marsh this a/noon + Spotted Redshank TF717450
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Deadman's Hill NR25 7EZ TG128435
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Breydon Water RSPB on North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Deadman's Hill at 13:01 from green gate NR25 7EZ TG128435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Cley next the Sea on shingle between Iron Road and East Bank + Ringtail Hen Harrier NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Cley NWT at 09:45 E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441