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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 5th December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 13:15 over saltmarsh at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB briefly at 10:15 at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard S/of Choseley Drying Barns distantly late mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at 10:00 on beach by harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Titchwell RSPB 10:00 at the end of the main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Warren
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 09:30 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet. PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 08:20 in hedge on E/side of road PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea + Bonxie
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour from c/p this a/noon at high tide showing well TG028441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common on E/side. NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Sandwich Tern W/past Cley NWT at 10:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour in New Glaven Channel, walk along freshmarsh bank for c1mile TG028441