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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 9th February 2017

A quiet and cold day, 40+ Fieldfares were around the reserve and 2 Stonechats were on the East Bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at midday from Waveney Forest mound + Male Hen Harrier NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 25 Tundra Bean Goose just E/of Clippesby + 32 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TM431137 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes on beach at 15:45 by 1st groyne NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Winterton on beach at 13;30 + 38 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh 12:45 in dyke by River Yare at Hempsted Mews Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs early a/noon
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Wells by B1105 just beyond junction with A149 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull on SW/side of Thetford on Burrell Way + 2 AD Yellow-legged Gull & Waxwing by Mcdonalds IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk 32 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 12 Scaup Snettisham Coastal Park offshore at 16:00 200yds N/of crossbank TF648335 Norfolk 25 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 15:15 in conifers at rear of The Paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells 13:15 at East Quay Lane on foreshore NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Thornham Point
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore + 70 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436