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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 27th August 2016

A mixed day with rain on and off, and thunder late afternoon. Highlights included Green Sandpiper and Greenshank, a Kingfisher, 2 Hobbies came in off the sea, 48 House Martin passed over, 7 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler, and 8 Reed Warblers.

In the moth traps another Twin-spotted Wainscot was of interest, while Small Copper and Brown Argus were noted around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 29 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne at 14:44 W/of beach c/pk in brambles showing well NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 14:40 from Tower Hide + 3 Garganey NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Golden Oriole Weybourne in wood w/of windmill briefly early mrng NR25 7SR TG111435 Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne at 11:45 W/of beach c/pk. View S/into Weybourne Camp by pines NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne from f/p at Weybourne Camp NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Bay in tree at dawn NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint & 15 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 3 Black Tern off Blakeney Point + Little Gull & 4 Whinchat NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad at 13:10 NR14 7HP TG328047
Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Cantley Beet Factory + 3 JUV Curlew Sandpiper & 3 Whinchat NR13 3JA TG389037
Norfolk 32 Curlew Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from Weavers' Way + 7 Little Stint NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Osprey Sheringham flew S/over golf course at 08:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park 07:20 at S/end TF648335