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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 13th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 15:50 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NWT at 15:20
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB on North Flats to 08:25 at least NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Caspian Gull Aldeby at the landfill late mrng NR34 0AW TM447936
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh mid a/noon + 240 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & Bittern NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 13:40 flew/W over Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track at 13:00 TL815900
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Burgh St.Peter near Eastend Farm at 12:20 NR34 0BF TM469918
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Sculthorpe Moor at 11:50 towards Sculthorpe Mill NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park late mrng opposite post 8 + 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:50 beyond bend in sea wall + 5 Twite
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 08:00 opposite post 8. NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Warham Greens mid a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour mid a/noon TG028441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in channel at 10:50 showing well PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 08:00 near feeders IP26 5HW TL822943