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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.

Friday 10th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Stiffkey off Green Way late a/noon + 1.2 Male Ringtail Hen Harrier NR23 1QL TF975431
Norfolk Great White Egret Halvergate Marshes near Fleet Farm at 13:45, no general access
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way + 1w Caspian Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh at 14:50 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton on beach + 15 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay 1/3ml E/of Holkham Gap at 11:30 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 1st Winter Little Gull Sheringham at 15:00 off shelter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 35 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines at rear of paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby Norfolk 6 Waxwing Hunstanton at 14:10 by Tesco petrol station PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at 11:30on N/side of St.Andrew's Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells 11:30 at East Quay on shore opposite sailing club NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth 10:45 at Gapton Hall Road on roof of DIY store NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 22 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + Red-throated Diver on Thornham Pool & Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach by the boardwalk PE31 8BB TF759436