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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 7th December 2016

Highlights on the sea today included 9 Long-tailed Ducks, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Goldeneye. On the reserve  Great Spotted Woodpecker and Tawny Owl were both heard calling from the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Scratby off Yarmouth Road at edge of Scrubby Hall viewed from f/p at dusk (for 4th day)
Great White Egret Marlingford on water meadows this mrng NR9 5JA TG141092
 2 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape late a/noon + 7 Bewick's Swan NR25 7SA TG049441
Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB in tree by Thornham Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436 Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh mid a'noon
Cattle Egret in field N/of entrance track at Ted Ellis NR, Surlingham this a'noon
Shorelark Winterton-on-Sea near cafe + 20 Snow Bunting mobile
25 Shorelark Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
Great White Egret Breydon Water flew over A47 to marsh opposite Vauxhall Caravan Park at 09:15 NR31 9QB TG464048