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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.

Wednesday 28th December 2016

A day of two halves, with a bright frosty start and a cold foggy finish. The reserve was relatively quiet with most bird activity centred around the grazing marsh and Broadwater, with the now seemingly resident large flock of Wigeon and Teal mobile and vocal most of the day. A short sea-watch produced three Red-breasted Mergansers, a pair of Long-tailed Ducks and a Red-throated Diver.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Red-breasted Goose NE/of Docking at 11:20 in field by Pound Lane + 12 Tundra Bean Goose & Barnacle Goose
Norfolk Red-breasted Goose Docking viewable from Pound Lane at 09:30 + 2000 Pink-footed Goose TF785409
Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes near Marsh Road / Branch Road junction
Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Kelling flew E/over shingle bank at 12:10 NR25 7ED TG095436 Norfolk Snow Goose Reported flew SE/over Kelling at 12:40 with pink footed NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes near Marsh road/Branch junction