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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.

Wednesday 11th January 2017

Once again the Ferruginous Duck was on the Broadwater, the two pairs of Bearded Tits were along the North-east edge and the Twite were again in Thornham Harbour. Birds of note on the sea included 15 Long-tailed Ducks, 5 Red-throated and one Black-throated Diver.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Possible White-billed Diver Cley NWT flew E/past beach c/pk at 09:25 but distant NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret E/of Halvergate S/of Stone Road at 15:00 TG429067
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Haddiscoe Island + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG457011 Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Between Docking & Sedgeford with 10,000 Pink-footed Geese + Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse at 14:00 on pool just w/of beach c/pk NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme-next-the Sea viewable from coastal f/p + Black-throated Diver on the sea & 15 Long-tailed Duck TF717450
Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Ranworth at Malthouse Broad Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Flitcham in field at 14:00 + 2 White-fronted Goose PE31 6BU TF726266
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Welney WWT from main obs + White-fronted Goose at Lady fen PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk 2 Cattle Egret Halvergate E/of village S/of Stone Road tat 13:45 showing well TG429067 Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 13:28 from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 7 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 2 1st Winter Glaucous Gull Salthouse at midday NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Burnham Overy Dunes flew E/over beach W/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 5 Tundra Bean Goose Waxham at Brograve Farm in field at top of Money Lane + 2000 Pink-footed Goose NR12 0DZ TG440261
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew W/over Overstrand + Purple Sandpiper on groyne beach opposite beach huts NR27 0PF TG246410
Norfolk 30 Shorelark on saltmarsh E/of Holkham Gap showing well at 10:20
Norfolk 30 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap minimum at 10:20 showing well