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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 19th January 2017

The Ferruginous Duck was still present, and 2 Bearded Tits were in the reeds on the northern edge of Broadwater. 40 Twite were at Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Lynford GP Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water opposite pumphouse on South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Hemsby late a/noon NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Adult Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA on Broadwater at 10;15, viewable from the obs or coastal path to Thornham TF717450
Norfolk 3 Glaucous Gull (1 Adult + 2 Juvenile) Sheringham on seafront this a/noon NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR with Greylag Geese + AD Eurasian White-fronted Goose view from TL873816 IP24 2YW TL873822
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet drifted N/along River at 12:50 PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse at end of Beach Road NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Thetford at 11:56 on SW/side off London Road at Burrell Way on roof near Recycling Centre IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk 3 Glaucous Gull (1 Adult + 2 Juvenile) Sheringham + 2 Purple Sandpiper NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on shingle N/of Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 35 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum roosted this evng IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 09:25 on N/side near Give Way sign PE35 6EJ TF672278
Norfolk Male Black Redstart Cromer 12:55 at E/end of promenade NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk 100 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield by Ludham Road just W/of airfield + 5 Whooper Swan Norfolk Female/Immature Black Redstart Wells at 11:45 on green boat shed at East Quay NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 291 Eurasian White-fronted Goose North Creake at 11:30 in field by road just N/of Creake Abbey
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB + Red-necked Grebe & Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Waxwing Kelling NW/over Weynor Gardens NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk 88 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh till 16:00 then flew S/over village