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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 7th November 2015

Despite a terrible day for weather, a Peregrine was seen late afternoon and 3 Stonechats were busy on the other side of the Broadwater. 21 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Reported Titchwell RSPB calling by picnic area near c/pk at 15:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB yill 11:15 on grazing marsh W/of main path then flew W/towards Thornham PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret N/of King's Lynn at Ongar Hill + Twite PE34 4JF TF579244
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier (2 Male + 3 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + Slavonian Grebe, 2 Water Pipit on grazing marsh & 2 Spotted Redshank on brackish marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 21 Snow Bunting W/thru Holme Dunes NNR at 15:00
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB in cut area by main math PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Caister-on-Sea 09:50 in off sea at Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide mid mrng, permit only NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Black Redstart Salthouse from new NWT hide NR25 7XW TG082443