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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 7th December 2015

The three Shorelark were again present at Thornham Harbour. Other birds of note around the reserve today included a single Snow Bunting, a pair of Stonechats, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Chiffchaff.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at S/end over saltmarsh at 15:00 TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 11:35 at S/end showing well TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 09:00 showing well over saltmarsh at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn this a/noon just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet. PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 3 Velvet Scoter & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns S/over barns at 12:45 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Heacham perched in Ken Hill Wood PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Heacham at 12:02 NW/over South Beach PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham 10:20 on beach at harbour mouth + Snow Bunting Holme Dunes PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster at 10:15 over copse opposite Field House Farm PE31 8AW TF772438