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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 4th March 2016

A female Merlin was on the grazing marsh and a Bittern drifted over the reedbeds.
 
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 17:35 in tree from Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh at 16:15
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh between here & Earlham Marsh mid a/noon
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 10:30 near NT gate by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost this evng + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Weybourne offshore NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in the roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach N/of Arnold's Marsh this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes at 15:40 in area with no general access IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes at 0:9:40 but no sign since IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham by Funky Mackerel Cafe on groin at 13:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 24 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on the beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436