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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 17th March 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier NNW/of North Creake flew NNW/at 13:40
Norfolk Adult White-tailed Eagle N/of North Creake flew E/over Creake Abbey at 11:18
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW/of Lyng N/of Lime Kiln Road mid a/noon NR9 5PX TG057183 Norfolk Great Grey Shrike SE/of New Holkham at 13:00 250yds SE/of Blunt's Corner
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Hooded Crow Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from Weavers' Way NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Waxham flew over road NR12 0DZ TG440261
Norfolk 7 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Firecrest Lynford Arboretum at 14: 10 in willows by path at lake IP26 5HW TL822943 Norfolk 2 Waxwing Thorpe St.Andrew flew from Winceby Close area towards Thorpe Business Park at 12:15
Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at feeders IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 13 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + 22 Long-tailed Duck & 24 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool + White Wagtail PE31 8BB TF759436