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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 3rd March 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by NT gate near bend in sea wall
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holkham NNR from Joe Jordan Hide this a/noon + 80 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TF884451
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 17:00 then flew/W PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 13:00 TL815900
> Norfolk Great White Egret E/over Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB at 09:15 NR14 7DF TG305064
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by NT gate near bend in sea wall late mrng
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard over Titchwell RSPB at 11:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens + 2 Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on Beach N/of Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting Burnham Overy Staithe at 15:00 by Gun Hill
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham E/of The Funky Mackerel Cafe on rocks at 14:15 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Adult Kittiwake Nunnery Lakes at 13:25 on East Lake IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Male Hen Harrier Brancaster Staithe W/over the saltmarsh at 11:45 PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at 10:25 at W/end NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Adult Kittiwake Nunnery Lakes on D.Lake at 08:10 then flew/NW IP24 2YW TL873822