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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 17th March 2016

A Red Kite drifted east mid morning and a single Crossbill flew over high calling in the afternoon. A single Hebrew Character was in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at SE/end of Earlham Marsh at midday N/of Watton Road by River Yare
> Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh near NT gate by bend in sea wall late a/noon + 6 Twite
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB on flood W/of small pumping station beyond sewage works at 15:35 TG378039
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves 13:45 W/of Entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Common Crane S/over Paston at 10:13
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 08:10 from Fen Hide then flew off NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl over grazing marsh late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum this a/noon in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT at 15:00 in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese then flew E/ NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock IP26 5HW TL822943