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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.

Tuesday 26th July 2016

Highlights bird wise today included a Green Sandpiper on the Broadwater, a Turtle Dove singing in the pines on the western edge of the reserve and a showy Tawny Owl that sat in full view mid morning enjoying the morning sun. The moth trap again proved productive with over 60 species caught.
 
 Tawny Owl - Holme Bird Obs, July 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 19 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB mid mrng + 2 AD Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 9 Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at midday NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Snettisham Coastal Park + JUV Turtle Dove TF648335
Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Little Gull Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221