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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.

Sunday 24th July 2016

A quiet day with high temperatures in the afternoon, a Turtle Dove was on wires near Redwell Marsh, 8 Eiders flew west offshore, and a Reed Warbler and a Whitethroat were trapped and ringed in the morning.

In the moth traps there was slightly less variety than the previous day but 2 female Oak Eggars and 22 Ruby Tigers were of note, together with a Pine Hawk Moth.

Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk Male Lesser Emperor dragonfly Filby Broad from boardwalk NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB at 10:30 at S/end of pits showing well + 4 AD Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint TF650328
Norfolk Stone Curlew Titchwell RSPB till 19:20 on freshmarsh then flew S/ PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this a/noon + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT at 20:10 on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + Wood Sandpiper & 3 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 AD Curlew Sandpiper & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Horsey from Nelson Head Trrack NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 2 Black Tern Breydon Water this evng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 5 Adult Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early evng + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black Tern W/over Cley NWT at 09:40 NR25 7SA TG049441