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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 29th January 2017

The Ferruginous Duck was not relocated again today, however the sea was very rewarding with a drake Scaup, 131 Long-tailed Ducks off the NWT dunes, 2 Common Scoters, 14 Goldeneye, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver east, and 20 Great Crested Grebes all recorded during the morning. A Greenshank was at Gore Point, 40 Twite flew over Gore Point and 45 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham this mrng TF648335
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Reported Thornham late a/noon PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk 39 Shorelark Holkham Bay this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Halvergate Marshes at 13:10
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle at 14:00 at Haddiscoe Island at N/end viewed from W/end of Burgh Castle but distant TG476049
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle distantly this a/noon TG476049
Norfolk 11 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at Candledyke Marsh + 60 Russian White-Fronted Goose & 4 Water Pipit NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Stiffkey over saltmarsh at 10:00 NR23 1QL TF975431
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley NWT flew E/over Arnold's Marsh at 13:00 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton-on-Sea offshore this mrng
Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting S/of Kelling Quags again in field
Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Walsey Hills NOA in ploughed field S/of pines with Skylarks NR25 7SA TG062439
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT again at 11:00 in reed litter along East Bank c'park NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne in field E/of windmill mid mrng with Pink-footed NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Bay W/of Lady Anne's Drive viewed from A149 at 10:00 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 101 Russian White-Fronted Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Harbour + 5 Scaup, 7 Twite & Redhead Smew in channel TG028441
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Welney WWT + Great White Egret PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island TG457011
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter along East Bank near c/pk + Redhead Smew on Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sheringham at 08:20 off seafront NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT in field /of Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172