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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.

Monday 28th March 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Reported flew over Titchwell RSPB at 19:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT Gate by bend in sea wall at 17:15
> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy at 17:32 on marsh at end of boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Waxham at Poplar Farm on chicken field early a/noon then flew off NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 10:45 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hockwood Washes IP26 4LQ TL727882
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Thornham in reeds on marsh at dusk PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Shag Nunnery Lakes in an area with no general access IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Broad at 17:00 left of viewing platform NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 19:05 on N/side PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Heacham South Beach mid a/noon briefly by chalet.46 PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes + 2 Firecrest NR29 4BQ TG496198