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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 19th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water 14:00 at W/end at Burgh Castle NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:50 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockley Cley
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at 14:25 on roof of house at seaward end of Beaconsfield Road NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach just N/of Gun Hill this mrng + Spoonbill .Access via boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs in SW/corner of marsh at 13:40
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard between Thornham & Choseley W/of Choseley Road in tree at 13:20
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 12:39 on rough ground off concrete road to sewage works n/of level crossing & E/of railway.Park by Fairfield Road & walk N/for 200yds
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth just N/of Beaconsfield Receational Park at 12:05 but mobile NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 1st Winter Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine + Red-necked Grebe NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh mid mrng + 7 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell 1/2ml E/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields E/of Chalkpit Lane at 09:20 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 1st Winter Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of East Ban on pools but mobile NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh bear B1108 By River Yare at 08:40
> Norfolk Great White Egret W/of Norwich at Earlham Marsh N/of B1108 by River Yare at 08:15 then flew towards Bowthorpe Marsh
> Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + Male Hen Harrier in roost PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Blakeney Harbour at W/end TG028441
> Norfolk Bittern Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Thetford at Nunnery Lakes in field W/of River Little Ouse early a/noon IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Bonxie off Winterton at 14:30 then flew S/ NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Weybourne 250yds N/of A149 at pumping station on W/side of Beach Lane NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 25 Snow Bunting E/of Cley NWT on shingle E/of N/end of East Bank at 10:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 36 Eurasian White-fronted Goose SW/over Great Yarmouth at 09:15 NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 08:15 PE35 6EJ TF672278