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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 12th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at midday 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm over stubble field PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at N/end of Staithe Lane on shingle by Thornham Harbour mouth + 4 Snow Bunting & 30 Twite by harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at Waterways at 15:20 NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth mid a/noon at Beaconsfield Recreational Park then flew N/ NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE/of Gayton at East Walton at 13:54 in donkey paddock along Church Lane by Abbey Farm TF743163
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth 13:45 Beaconconsfield Recreational Grounds NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull SE/of King's Lynn 1/2ml E/of Middleton N/of A47 by riding school this a/noon + 3 AD Yellow-legged Gull PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Martham Ferry in field right of farm
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell 1/2ml E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 12:40 flew W/over Chalkpit Lane + Common Crane in field PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Horsey S/of Horsey Mill & W/of road this a/noon NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth 11:59 at Beaconsfield Playing Fields on Yarmouth Town football pitch NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 10 Tundra Bean Goose 3/4ml E/of Langham at 10:30 S/of B1156 near Smoker's Hole with Pink-footed Geese
> Norfolk Great White Egret at W/end of Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 14:35 PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour this mrng + Great Northern Diver TG028441
> Norfolk 120 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB from c/pk NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe this a/noon PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 6 White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes at 13;40 on W/side IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk 25 Snow Bunting Cley next the Sea 1/2ml E/of N/end of East Bank on shingle but mobile NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 10 Whooper Swan Ludham Airfield in SE/corner + 120 Bewick's Swan
> Norfolk 7 Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh by bend on sea wall near NT gate at 12:45
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Barton Broad early a/noon NR12 8AZ TG357222
> Norfolk White-fronted Goose Snettisham RSPB in fields behind c/pk at 10:20 TF650328
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side PE35 6EJ TF672278