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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 25th January 2107

A grey and largely foggy day with the male Ferruginous Duck remaining in situ on the Broadwater. Both Barn and Tawny Owl were recorded during the day and a male Stonechat was frequenting the East Bank. Five Snow Buntings were also on the beach at the western end of the NWT reserve near the golf course.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne again in field E/of windmill at 13:15 with Pink-footed NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Drake Ferruginous Duck Holme NOA on Broadwater TF717450
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull Sheringham on the groynes off The Leas at 15:45 NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk No Sign of Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island + Ringtail Hen Harrier by mid a'noon TG457011
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Sheringham on beach opposite Sheringham Museum at 14:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sidestrand on the beach NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk 3 Waxwing Wells in tree by Lidl c/pk between 16:00 & 16:10 then flew off NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay by sailing club tho mobile NR23 1AR TF917437 Norfolk Hooded Crow in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge Mautby
Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Holme-next-the Sea at 11:15 on beach by golf course TF717450
Norfolk 20 Waxwing Holt Village at Grove Lane / Grove Close junction at 11:15 NR25 6EF
Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Titchwell RSPB + 2 Water Pipit & Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay by slipway at 08:15 NR23 1AR TF917437