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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.

Tuesday 29th March 2016

Birds of note today included a male Stonechat on the east bank, a Red Kite and Peregrine over the grazing Marsh and two Wheatears along the approach track.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Great White Egret E/over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB + Common Crane & Bittern NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 10 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh + 2 White Wagtail & 2 Little Ringed Plover PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad left of viewing platform at 11:20 TG462139
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Martham South Broad at 10:25 NR29 4DJ TG459202
> Norfolk 2 Little Ringed Plover Titchwell RSPB mid a/noon on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436