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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.

Saturday 21st November 2015

Interest was once again focused on the sea today, the foul weather producing plenty of interest. Wildfowl counts included 7 Brent Geese, 16 Shelducks, 492 Wigeon, 172 Teal, 55 Pintail, 1 Scaup, 5 Eider, 262 Common Scoters, 66 Goldeneye, 20 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goosander and 2 Red-throated Divers. Other highlights included 317 Kittiwakes, 5 Fulmars, 120 Gannets, 7 Pomarine Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas, 182 Great Skuas and 5 Little Auks.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Hoopoe NE/of Spixworth at Crostwick in paddock at top of slope 200yds NNE/of Hall Road junction at 14:30 NR12 7BB TG259167
> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater Reported past Winterton-on-Sea + 3 Little Auk
> Norfolk Humpback Whale Winterton-on-Sea mid a/noon off beach c/p
> Norfolk Leach's Petrel E/past Cley NWT at 14;12 from beach c/p NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Little Auk Gramborough Hill on pool W/of here then taken into care. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Leach's Petrel E/past Sheringham at 10:35 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 12 Little Auk past Sheringham between 10:15 & 13:30 + 8 Pomarine Skua, 72 Bonxie, 2 Great Northern Diver, 3 Velvet Scoter & 2 Scaup NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Leach's Petrel N/past Winterton-on-Sea at 13:20
> Norfolk 25 Little Auk Cley NWT w/past beach c/p this mrng + 100 Bonxie NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 6 Little Auk past Titchwell RSPB between 09:00 & 11:45 + 105 Bonxie & AD Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Little Auk Gramborough Hill on pool W/of here at 12:36 showing well NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Humpback Whale N/past Winterton-on-Sea the beach c/p at 10:45
> Norfolk 10 Pomarine Skua past King's Lynn PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 4 Little Auk past Titchwell RSPB + 70 Bonxie PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Humpback Whale Winterton-on-Sea off beach c/p. + 2 Little Auk past, 2 Velvet Scoter & 8 Little Gull
> Norfolk 2 Little Auk past Overstrand NR27 0PF TG246410
> Norfolk Little Auk past Titchwell RSPB + 8 Pomarine Skua & 2 Whooper Swan flew/S from freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Grey Phalarope Sheringham between 07:30 & 10:15 + 30 Little Auk, 5 Pomarine Skua, 39 Little Gull, 2 Velvet Scoter, Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe & 69 Bonxie, 2 Sooty Shearwater & 4 Manx Shearwater NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Little Auk past Winterton-on-Sea
> Norfolk Humpback Whale offshore Hemsby at 08:45 NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Little Auk past King's Lynn + 15 Bonxie PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 16 Pomarine Skua S/past Hunstanton between 08:30 & 11:30 + 63 Bonxie, 2 Arctic Skua, 63 Skua sp & 2 Manx Shearwater PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk 6 Little Auk W/past Titchwell RSPB between 12:45 & 14:45 + Pomarine Skua & 75 Bonxie PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 15 Little Auk past Cromer + Pomarine Skua, Black-throated Diver & 2 Great Northern Diver NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk 4 Little Auk past beach c/p Cromer this a/noon. + Sooty Shearwater NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk 5 Little Auk N/past Great Yarmouth from the harbour entrance this a/noon + Pomarine Skua NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 6 Pomarine Skua past beach c/p Cley NWT between 07:00 & 13:00 + 191 Bonxie, Arctic Skua, 2 Velvet Scoter, 2 Scaup & 3 Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Little Auk past Winterton-on-Sea + 3 Velvet Scoter
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cromer W/past at 14:35 NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua past Sheringham + Black-throated Diver NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Little Auk Brancaster flew inland at 15:20 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 5 Little Auk past Holme NOA today + 7 Pomarine Skua, 182 Bonxie, 3 Arctic Skua, 317 Kittiwake & Scaup TF717450
> Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley NWT E/over Eye Field at 14:46 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Little Auk Salthouse at 14:30 200yds W/of Beach Road in channel NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Hoopoe NE/of Spixworth at Crostwick in paddock at top of slope 200yds NNE/of Hall Road junction at 14:30 NR12 7BB TG259167
> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater Reported past Winterton-on-Sea + 3 Little Auk