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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 13th April 2016

A return to more spring like weather seemed to signal the arrival of more summer migrants with three Blackcaps and the first Sedge Warbler caught and ringed. Birds of interest during the day included an Osprey and Red Kite over the Grazing Marsh. Redstart, at least two Grasshopper Warblers, two Ring Ouzel and 15 Wheatears on the NWT reserve. Several Butterfly species were noted which included Brimstone and Green Hairstreak.

Cetti's Warbler trapped and ringed today - Holme Bird Obs, April 2016

Second calendar year male Blackcap, aged as such due to the single retained juvenile outer greater covert just discernible in this picture - Holme Bird Obs, April 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew over NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 19:10 from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh in Decoy Wood viewed from A149 at 15:30 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley Marshes NWT off E/bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk White Stork (presumed escape) King's Lynn over river at 11:00 PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 3 Common Crane Paston at 11:50 flew/NW along the coast
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Eye
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley Marshes NWT this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton on pitch and putt course at 18:30 PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes 300 yds W/of W/end of Holkham Pines at 18:45 PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide this a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Horsey E/of Nelsons Head Pub at 16:00 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Blue-headed Wagtail Cley Marshes NWT at N/end of Eye Field this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Black Redstart Snettisham Coastal Park TF648335
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes in forestry at 15:30
> Norfolk Male Firecrest Titchwell RSPB in wood at E/end of trail this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park (1 male) at N/end at 15:30 TF648335
> Norfolk Black Redstart Bure Park Yarmouth + Male Redstart in SW corner
> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Kelling Water Meadows viewed from track before bend with + 10 Yellow Wagtail NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Ormesby Little Broad viewed from Filby Bridge at 14:15 TG462139
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel between Horsey Gap and Nelson Head at 14:00 + Whimbrel on beach at Waxham NR29 4EJ TG463241
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Upton Broad & Marshes NWT at 11:15 on 1st flash
> Norfolk 2 Garganey Upton Broad & Marshes NWT at 11:40 S/of Tall Mill showing well
> Norfolk 5 Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT in forestry viewed from p/f early mrng
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery at 10:35 in SE/corner of S/section NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Juvenile Shag Thetford in area with no general 08:45 + No Sign of Sandwich Tern at 08:45 IP24 2EP TL873826
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Sidestrand NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Sidestrand NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk 2 Redstart Titchwell RSPB + Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Wheatear Nelson Head Track + Cuckoo this a/noon