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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 10th December 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes early a/noon between boardwalk & Gun Hill.Use Burnham Overy c/pk then follow sea wall NE/for 1ml then turn W/ PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler at S/edge of Scratby Hall at 12:30
Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler just W/of Scratby at 10:35 at the edge of Scrubby Hall but elusive
Norfolk Probable Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Holkham Freshmarsh in tree at 12:20 + 33 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley next the Sea on Simmond's Scrape late a'noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Gramborough Hill at 15:08 NR25 7XW TG085441 Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT flew past Daukes' mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Cattle Egret Surlingham again at 14:00 off The Street E/of The Covey in cattle field N/of Ted Ellis NR entrance NR14 7AL TG324058
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy this mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flewover Titchwell RSPB at 11:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 45 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Blakeney Freshes in NE/corner late mrng
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT at 10:35 on saltings w/of West Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich flew S/over A47 at 10:01 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Cattle Egret Ted Ellis NR, Surlingham in field n/of entrance at 08:10
Norfolk Juvenile Great Northern Diver Martham Broad at 12:10 NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT flew/W along beach + Velvet Scoter NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 22 Waxwing Costessey on Jerningham Road NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk 65 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore + 5 Scaup & 11 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 12 Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh at 08:10 but mobile
Norfolk 43 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436