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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.

Friday 3rd June 2016

A very cool day, though the wind has eased a bit. It has been reassuring to see the Blue Tits above the Observatory still feeding their young, who can be heard from some distance away. Elsewhere the Short-eared Owl was present at the NWT entrance, Turtle Dove and Cuckoo were still present, and a Spotted Flycatcher was of note. The moth catch consisted of just 1 Muslin, 2 Vine's Rustic and a Cinnabar, together with 76 Diamond-backs!

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill W/over Titchwell RSPB this a/noon + 2 1s Little Gull on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 1ml E/of Cley at E/end of Walsey Hills NOA mid a/noon near viewing area NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Montagu's Harrier W/over Overstrand at 09:45 NR27 0PF TG246410
> Norfolk Probable Marsh Warbler Holkham Freshmarsh singing from Washington Hide at 09:00 + Great White Egret NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Whooper Swan Snettisham Coastal Park offshore + Drake Scaup flew N/past Heacham TF648335
> Norfolk 2 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Redwing Horstead