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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 1st January 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Waxham NR12 0DZ TG440261
Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes at 15:15 E/of village s/of Stone Road
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose North Creake Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Docking at E/end of village N/of B1155 TF785409
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Docking in field behind Doctor's Surgery at Pound Lane at 12:15 TF785409
Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Waxham by bend in rd. with Pink Footed Geese NR12 0DZ TG440261
Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes at 10:30
Norfolk 20 Shorelark Holkham Gap on Saltmarsh to the E
Norfolk Great White Egret Lynford GP this mrng Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes
Norfolk 28 Long-tailed Duck Holme NOA flew past + 14 Velvet Scoter TF717450
Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Stiffkey Fen from c/pk NR23 1QW TF990438
Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 15:25 PE35 6EJ TF672278
Norfolk 57 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk 4 Waxwing New Costessey on Jermingham Rd NR5 0RG Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in the Pig Fields
Norfolk Waxwing Cromer at 12:23 at Holt Rd/Sandy Lane junction in garden NR27 9HE TG219423 Norfolk No Sign of Scaup Hickling Broad NWT + No Sign of Great Northern Diver NR12 0BW TG429221 Norfolk 2 Scaup Tottenhill GPs Norfolk 3 Waxwing Cromer at Holt Road/Sandy Lane junction at 09:38 NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk 4 Common Waxbill New Costessey on Jerningham Road NR5 0RG
Norfolk 60 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore + 25 Velvet Scoter & Female Scaup at 08:50 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 1 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 08:10 IP26 5HW TL822943