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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 15th July 2016

 A reminder that the NOA Moth Day takes place tomorrow at the Observatory starting at 10am, running until around 12 noon. Please do come along to this free event - all are welcome!

63 species of moth were in the traps including Poplar, Eyed and Privet Hawk-moths, Garden Tiger, Rosy Footman, 2 Ferns, 5 Swallow-tailed Moths, 3 Kent Black Arches, a female Ghost Moth and 2 Diamond-backs.

One of several exotic looking cuckoo wasps Chrysura radians - Holme Birds Obs, July 2016

A fairly limited census saw a Turtle Dove in the NWT Forestry, Whimbrel heard over the grazing marsh and 22 Curlews over east. Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Great Tit were caught and ringed.

In the evening 5 Spoonbills flew west over Holme Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 8 Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 19:30 on pools W/of track to hide NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436