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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.

Sunday 13th March 2016

On the sea today 2 Eiders, 500 Common Scoters, 1 drake Goldeneye, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Fulmar and 8 Great Crested Grebes were seen. Also of interest were 8 Avocets, a Peregrine, 5 Siskins, and curiously a female House Sparrow! A Grey Shoulder-knot and two March Moths were around the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 16:36 in centre NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Common Crane Colney GPs circling at 15:50
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns E/over fields at 15:15 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh + 60 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Common Crane E/over Titchwell RSPB at 14:32 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves mid a/noon W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns in field at 13:40 then flew/E PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB late mrng TG378039
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 11:15 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk 13 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gate by bend in sea wall + Pale-bellied Brent Goose on saltmarsh
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB at 09:43 S/of pumphouse TG378039
> Norfolk 7 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT Gate by bend in sea wall