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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.

Friday 16th December 2016

Highlights today were a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 2 Eiders, 25 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Great Northern Diver on the sea, a Stonechat and 26 Twite at Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns at 12:30 in field with Pink-footed Geese + 2 Tundra Bean Goose PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field with 500 Dark-bellied Brent Geese + JUV Spoonbill between Cley East Bank & Salthouse on Sea Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 70 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Morston W/over saltmarsh at 16:00 NR25 7DJ TG011444
Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth near entrance to harbour + Black Redstart at Spending Beach NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 11 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield this mrng
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Reported Titchwell RSPB offshore + 17 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Great Northern Diver, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 8 Scaup Titchwell RSPB offshore at 07:55 PE31 8BB TF759436 Late News Yesterday Norfolk Great White Egret Lynford GPs on Eastern Pit early a/noon