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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 March 2017

At least 10 Red Kites were associating around the recording area during the day, and other highlights included 5 Buzzards, a White-fronted Goose, 1500 Golden Plover, 16 Ruff, a Cetti's Warbler, a single Chiffchaff, a Stonechat and a Siskin over calling. A Dotted Border was in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier between South Creake & North Creake E/of B1355 from minor road at 15:50
Norfolk 15 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:00 + 3 Spoonbill NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockley Cley S/of Drymere at Cockleycley Wood along firbreak 107 1/2ml along conifer plantation right of track TF778054
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull between Cromer & Overstrand following fishing boat
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cromer at 08:51 below lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Gorleston-on-Sea at harbour mouth between 07:00 to 07:10 NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR at 15:10 from Tower Hide NR21 9GN TF901303 Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holme-next-the Sea TF717450
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide at 11:14 but elusive NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Woodlark Blakeney Point at 10:00 NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over Volunteer Marsh + Long-tailed Duck offshore & 20 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Little Ringed Plover Titchwell RSPB near Parrinder Hide + Water Pipit Thornham Pool PE31 8BB TF759436