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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.

Thursday 10th March 2016

Highlights today were 2 Barn Owls, 1 Stonechat and 4 Rock Pipits. In the moth trap early moths are beginning to appear, with Dotted Border, March Moth and Grey Shoulder-knot all trapped overnight.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret E/over Cley NWT at 17:40 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard over Thornham Marsh at 12:15 + 3 Snow Bunting at The Point PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT flew past main observatory at 15:30 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill E/over Blakeney Freshmarsh towards Cley at 15:35
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Sheringham NE/over Blowlands Lane this mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk White Stork (escape bearing green ring Z12113) Nar Valley Fisheries at 13:55 viewable from Wormegay High Bridge TF675135
> Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh near NT gate by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves right of entrance track this a/noon TL815900
> Norfolk Great White Egret Berney Marshes RSPB this a/noon behind windmill viewable from Burgh Castle but distant NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton in field W/of path to sea wall with Dark-bellied Brent Geese PE31 8DS TF828441
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT at 09:45 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Lesser Spotted Woodpecker S/of Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site at 09:30 IP27 0TS TL833873