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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.

Saturday 2nd July 2016

Highlights today were 2 Spoonbills west over the NWT reserve, a Whimbrel over calling, 22 Avocets, 27 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common and a Green Sandpiper on the NWT pools, and a Lesser Whitethroat singing on the NOA reserve.

In the moth traps a Privet and an Eyed Hawk moth, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot and a Silver Y were of note. Butterflies included 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 3 Meadow Browns, a Painted Lady and a Small Copper. A Common Darter dragonfly was also seen.

Interest from Walsey was limited to 95 Lapwings, 23 Black-tailed Godwit and 19 Curlew over in the afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB until 16:45 then flew off with the Knot PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on Fresh Marsh at 18:25 with Knot + Little Gull & 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on Fresh Marsh at 16:40 with Knot PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Great Knot Titchwell RSPB on the Fresh Marsh at 15:35 with the Knot PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Summer Great Knot Titchwell RSPB at 13:10 still on the freshmarsh PE31 8EB TF759436 Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Possible River Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB briefly W/of the boardwalk at 09:15 NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk Male Savi's Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reeling again S/of Swallowtail, Boardwalk mid-evng NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk Male Savi's Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB singing opposite boardwalk for 4th day NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holme Dunes NWT PE36 6LQ