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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 19th March 2016

A Cetti's Warbler was calling near the Dell Hide and on the grazing marsh 150 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwings, a Barn Owl and 2 Song Thrushes were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Snettisham RSPB TF650328
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island at 12:30 + Male Hen Harrier TG457011
> Norfolk 8 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT Gate by bend in sea wall showing well
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at SE/end of Earlham Marsh 08:15 N/of Watton Road by River Yare
> Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk 13 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks this a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Barton Broad at 12:30 NR12 8AZ TG357222
> Norfolk 11 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 14:40 + 2 Raven over IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 10 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 14:15 in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad early a/noon NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 5 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943