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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.

Thursday 8th September 2016

Seawatching produced some nice surprises with a Balearic Shearwater flying west and then landing on the sea around midday. Also of note were 11 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 36 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 3 Black and 1 Arctic Terns, 130 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns.

In the moth traps 6 Rusty-dot Pearls were noted and an Eyed Hawk Moth was a very late but very welcome record!

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes at 18:30 200yds S/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 17:20 + 4 Garganey (3 from Reception Hide) NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Fresh Marsh + 5 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Possible American Golden Plover Reported Warham Greens is a Golden Plover NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Probable American Golden Plover Warham Greens in stubble field 100yds E/of centre track NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 100yds N/of concrete blocks at 15:50 NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Salthouse on pool W/of Iron Road at 16:00 NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Little Stint & 5 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes late mrng 100yds N/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Sheringham flew SW/over golf course at 10:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide + Drake Garganey NR13 4HS TG341066