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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.

Tuesday 10th January 2016

The drake Ferruginous Duck was again present on the Broadwater today with two pairs of Bearded Tits frequenting the reeds along the North-eastern edge. In Thornham Harbour the Twite flock were again present numbering around 30 birds, with a Spotted Redshank also seen in the harbour creek.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 42 Hawfinch 400yds beyond bridge in conifers behind paddock at Lynford Arboretum at 15:15 + 5 Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 15 White-fronted Goose Snettisham RSPB at Ken Hill Marsh this a/noon TF650328
Norfolk 20 Waxwing Norwich in garden at Rackheath briefly NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 40 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 15:00 in treess at bottom end IP26 5HW TL822943 Norfolk 220 White-fronted Goose N/of North Creake in field late mrng
Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Waveney Forest from viewing mound
Norfolk 20 Scaup Snettisham Coastal Park on The Wash TF648335
Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Aylmerton in garden at Appletree Cottage early a/noon
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge at 14:26 TG488118
Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham opposite The Crown pub at 14:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on the sea + Firecrest PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 22 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 25 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea on beach
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over Thornham Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Smew Cley NWT at N/en of serpantine NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle PE35 6EJ TF672278
Norfolk 7 Hawfinch Aylmerton in garden for 3rd day
Norfolk 28 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB + 11 Velvet Scoter offshore & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 11 Waxwing Norwich near Anglia Square on Edward Street. NR2 1AW TG228084