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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 15th December 2015

A grey and dreary day, highlights included a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Stonechats, and 7 Rock Pipits.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 13:45 over saltmarsh at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB near S/pit at 08:45 TF650328
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese + Pale-bellied Brent Goose 5 Black-Brant x Dark-bellied Brent hybrid & Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh this a/noon on small pool by sea wall path then flew off
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn till 15:00 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet then flew downriver PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy at 10:45 on beach N/of Gun Hill + 5 Snow Bunting PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Harbour TG028441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew over road between Blakeney & Langham ,viewed from vehicle
> Norfolk 7 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB at 08;45 TG378039
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SW/of Sea Palling at 07:15 in field by Hickling Road with cattle opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271