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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 2nd January 2016

Three Shorelark were again present at Thornham Point and 28 Twite were in Thornham Harbour together with 2 Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank. Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Barn Owl and 3 Stonechats were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle on mudflats by 12:20 TG476049
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Reported Flitcham was a Hen Harrier PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Upton Broad & Marshes NWT at 09:47
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling Water Meadows this a/noon NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Friends Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:35 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet at 11:50 PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Adult Kumlien's Gull Waxham flew/S this mrng + 70 Little Gull, Blue Fulmar & 37 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Kelling NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham at 10:30 on beach on W/side of harbour mouth PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 10:30 S/of barns + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB + 45 Little Gull offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens roosted this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT
> Norfolk 21 Adult Little Gull Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water this a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 20 Twite Thornham near c/p PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Spotted Redshank & 3 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Hunstanton at 08:56 from cliffs S/of lighthouse PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 08:40 showing well well on N/side briefly PE35 6EJ TF672278