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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 20th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 16:45 + 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle at 11:30 on mud at River confluence then flew/N + Spotted Redshank TG476049
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 16:00 on lake + Female Red-crested Pochard & 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes NW/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Docking N/of Field House Farm at 12:50 TF785409
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at midday showing well PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 8 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh beyond bend in sea wall at 11:00 + 6 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 11:33 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:00 in flight briefly at w/end NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park near information sign 4 + Female Red-crested Pochard & 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk No Sign of Cattle Egret 1ml S/of Burgh St.Peter by 09:15 just N/of river Waveney in cattle field by track to Eastend Farm. Park at Boon's Heath & walk S/to view NR34 0BF TM469918