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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.

Sunday 1st November 2015

Highlights today were a Swedish ringed Blackcap, the Ring Ouzel which was still present near the Broadwater Hide all day though sometimes elusive, and 2 Whooper Swans flew west late afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water 15:00 at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at NE/end N/of the Hide at 13:55 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at NE/end N/of the Hide at 09:49 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Purple Heron Reported Cley NWT at 16:00 over Pope's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes at 15:13 W/of fence opposite 1st toad pools + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 13:30 from Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 10:00 from Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk Shorelark Sidestrand on cliff top this mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk Basking Shark E/past Sheringham at 09:15 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 6 Twite Holme Dunes NNR + 2 Bewick's Swan over
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Black Redstart Blakeney Point + 3 Short-eared Owl & Hen Harrier NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Redstart Horsey in compound this a/noon. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR29 4EJ
> Norfolk 5 Short-eared Owl Warham Greens late a/noon. + 3 Hen Harrier NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT E/of Arnold's Marsh + 2 Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Dark-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT E/of Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Thornham over marsh at 15:35 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Dunes at 14:20 PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines E/of Meals House mid a/noon NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Long-eared Owl Winterton by Beach Road briefly NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB near Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 17 Bewick's Swan Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid mrng + 4 Whooper Swan PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Choseley Drying Barns this mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 18 Whooper Swan Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436