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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 15th December 2016

Pink-footed Goose numbers continued to rise with numbers estimated to be in excess of 2500 birds on the grazing marsh, which made an impressive sight both visually and audibly as they moved around the site. Wildfowl numbers remained high on the Broadwater too, with around 500 Teal and 200 Wigeon present. A ringtail Hen Harrier flew along the Broadwater mid morning and a pair of Stonechats were along the East Bank with another on the NWT reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns in field with 8000 Pink-footed Geese + 10 Tundra Bean Goose PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Great White Egret 2/75mls W/of Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh by River Yare
Norfolk 15 Tundra Bean Goose 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns in field with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Cley NWT late a/noon on Simmond's Scrape + AD Black Brant in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Cattle Egret Surlingham at 14;15 off The Street E/of The Covey in cattle field N/of Ted Ellis NR entrance NR14 7AL TG324058
Norfolk 22 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap early a/noon at end of dunes
Norfolk Spoonbill between Cley & Salthouse on Sea Pool Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at 10:50 in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse at duck pond NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 9 Hen Harrier (5 Male + 4 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + Mealy Redpoll in alders by visitor centre, 20 Long-tailed Duck offshore & 21 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Thornham Harbour in roost TF728441 TF728441
Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide this a/noon + Jack Snipe NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Holme NOA over Broadwater TF717450
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Tasburgh on Henry Preston Road opposite primary school late mrng
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172 Norfolk 15 Waxwing Costessey on Jerningham Road NR5 0RG TG182100
Norfolk Female/Immature Black Redstart Hunstanton at 09:10 in garden off Oasis Way PE36 5AH TF672409 Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over grazing meadow PE31 8BB TF759436