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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 5th January 2017

Highlights today were 5 Tundra Bean Geese and 3 White-fronted Geese in amongst the Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, the Ferruginous Duck was seen again on the Broadwater, and 2 Glaucous Gulls were seen following trawlers offshore.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret King's Lynn N/over A47 bypass at 16:00 + 20 Whooper Swan at Wiggenhall St.Germans relief channel S/of bridge PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Heacham South Beach PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk 31 Shorelark Holkham Gap on saltmarsh 500yds E/of gap at 15:30
Norfolk 3 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Titchwell RSPB late a/noon on beach PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton on beach at 16:35 NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Flitcham at 16:00 with Pink-footed Geese + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & Female Hen Harrier PE31 6BU TF726266 N
Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Ranworth Broad NWT 13:00 at Malthouse Broad NR13 6HS TG358151
Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA mid a/noon on Broadwater,viewable from obs or coastal path to Thornham TF717450
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Titchwell RSPB early a/noon on beach W//of main path PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Thornham Harbour flew E/behind trawler mid a/noon TF728441 TF728441 Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 14:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Shorelark Salthouse mid a/noon 100yds W/of Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Ludham Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 11:43 on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Shorelark Salthouse 300yds W/of N/end of Beach Road at 11:30 NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Salthouse t1ll 11:33 on pool W/of beach c/pk then flew out to sea NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull between Cley & Salthouse at 11:10 flew W/along beach 1ml E/of East Bank
Norfolk 4 Cattle Egret Halvergate E/of village S/of Stone Road late mrng
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham Coastal Park on beach N/of cross bank at 10:30 + Great Northern Diver & 16 Scaup TF648335
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull W/past Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh + 40 Long-tailed Duck offshore & Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436