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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.

Sunday 28th February 2016

A Red Kite drifted east over the grazing marsh and 2 Spoonbills flew west over the NWT Dunes Reserve.  A Greenshank and 2 Avocets were at Gore Point, and both Barn and Tawny Owl were noted. A female Blackcap was opposite the Richardson Hide and at least 6 Siskins were around the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew past Fen Hide at 07:00 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 20 Lapland Bunting Reported Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gate by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) Welney WWT at 17:25 on flood S/of c/pk showing well PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk White Stork (ringed)from visitor centre Welney WWT at 15:55 from cafe PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Stiffkey Fen on River Stiffkey opposite Stiffkey Fen then flew inland NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holme Dunes NNR on grazing marsh mid a/noon
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT till 12:43 by East Bank then flew E/ + 10 Snow Bunting on shingle E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) Welney WWT at 11:55 circling over NE/end of reserve & drifting N/ PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk White Stork (Polish ringed) between Welney WWT & Ten Mile Bank in flight at 11:30 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike S/of Grime's Graves in clearing along track from Field Barn TL815900
> Norfolk 9 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:45 by NT gate near bend in sea wall showing well