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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 1st December 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at Gunn Hill on beach 200yds W/of boardwalk late mrng but mobile.Use Burnham Overy c/pk then follow sea wall NE/for 1ml then turn w/ PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Possible Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose (2 Adult + 1 Juvenile) 2mls S/of Brancaster N/of Lugden Hill Farm at 10:30 with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Gap at E/end Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell at Choseley in field W/of road to Thornham then flew towards Beacon Hill. Burnham Market PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Hawfinch Santon Warren midday at Field Barn + Common Crossbill IP27 0TS TL833873 Norfolk 10 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + 4 Velvet Scoter & Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 47 Waxwing Costessey at 11:00 on Jerningham Road NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk Redhead Smew Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide at 09:30 TF650328 Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + 2 Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436