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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.

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Highlights today were 25 Black-tailed Godwits east, a ring-tail Hen Harrier east over the grazing marsh, 4 Water Rails, 2 Bearded Tits trapped and ringed, and a Water Pipit trapped and ringed.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Burnham Overy in sueda by sluice on sea wall at 15:03 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Thornham over the marsh late mrng PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB at 10:30 distantly on grazing marsh from main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Old Hunstanton on saltings + JUV Hen Harrier & 2 Spotted Redshank on pools PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB perched near v/c this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436