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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.

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Highlights today were a Red Kite that drifted low over the pines, a Blackcap singing early morning in scrub near the disabled Car park and a Cetti's warbler singing on the edge of the Broadwater. A Greenshank was also on Lavender Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret 2.75mls W/of Norwich at Earlham Marsh flew to Bowthorpe Marsh at 15:45
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB at 17:00 on flood beyond sewage works TG378039
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh 12:20 at NT gate by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite & 3 AD Pale-bellied Brent Goose
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 10:30 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Snettisham RSPB behind Inner Bank + Pale-bellied Brent Goose & White-fronted Goose TF650328
> Norfolk No Sign of Drake Green-winged Teal Cantley Marshes RSPB mid mrng TG378039
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT this a/noon
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham NNR E/of Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk 5 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum minimum in the paddock this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 2 Raven SE/over Thetford at Spring Walk IP24 2EP TL873826