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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 2nd August 2016

Early morning wader activity saw a flock of eight Snipe and around thirty Black-tailed Godwits flying east over the grazing marsh. On the Broadwater there were two Green and one Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank. One of the two vocal Green Woodpeckers around the reserve at the moment was trapped and ringed and the moth trap again held a nice selection of moths, which included 8 Garden Tigers and a Pine Hawkmoth.

Juvenile Green Woodpecker - Holme Bird Obs, August 2016 

Pine Hawk Moth - Holme Bird Obs, August 2016  

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 11:30 at W/end near Joe Kordan Hide showing well NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Short-eared Owl 3.5mls W/of Great Yarmouth at 18:35 along railway line by A47 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT + Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Arctic Tern NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 2 Juvenile Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066 Juvenile Green Woodpecker- Holme Bird Obs, August 2016 Pine Hawk Moth- Holme Bird Obs, August 2016