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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.

Friday 11th March 2016

Signs of early migration today included a flyover Grey Wagtail and 6 Siskins in the pines. In the moth traps a Shoulder Stripe and Hebrew Character were of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 8 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gateby bend in sea wall use Blakeney harbour car park
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves TL815900
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Salthouse N/of village green till 15:15 then flew E/ NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 15:05 NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh near NT gate by bend in sea wall this a/noon + 7 Twite
> Norfolk Great White Egret E/over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 08:00 NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Blakeney Freshmarsh this afternoon
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on strandline on the beach PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Thornham ringtail Thornham Point PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in Paddocks this evening IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter Weybourne flew W/past Weybourne this evening NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water RSPB by South Wall this a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Shag Thetford at The Nunnery IP24 2EP TL873826
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common on S/side of by path towards Abbey Park NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool W/of main track + 7 Red-crested Pochard, Slavonian Grebe offshore & 2 Snow Bunting on beach PE31 8BB TF759436