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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.

Sunday 11th December 2016

A mild breezy day, with seawatching producing 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 13 Common Scoters, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver and 5 Fulmars. On the grazing marsh over 1000 Lapwings and 120 Golden Plover were counted, and a Cetti's Warbler was calling not far from the Observatory building.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk No Sign of Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Scratby by 14:30 just w/of scrubby at s/edge of Scratby Hall
Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap
Norfolk Cattle Egret Surlingham E/of The Covey in cattle field N/of Ted Ellis NR entrance TG324058
Norfolk 9 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 40 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at B&Q on Boundary Rd NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 12 Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh tho mobile at 12:35
Norfolk Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield Norfolk 5 Twite Berney Marshes RSPB + 2 Short-eared Owl NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Salthouse at 13:30 at old beach c'park NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 23 Waxwing Costessey NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Tasburgh on Preston Rd
Norfolk 23 Waxwing Costessey NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk Juvenile Great Northern Diver Martham Broad at W/end tho elusive at 12:12 NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 13 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + 30 Long-tailed Duck & 3 Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Juvenile Great Northern Diver Martham Broad NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 55 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056