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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 3rd March 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier 2.5mls S/of Wells at 13:53 E/of B1105 just SE/of Crabbe Castle Farm but mobile NR23 1PP
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Hemsby on beach NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens on pools this a/noon + 3 Hen Harrier (Male + 2 Ringtail) in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs at 15:20 Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich at Earlham Marsh at 13:05
Norfolk 33 Shorelark Holkham Bay 1/mmls W/of boardwalk + Great White Egret holkham Freshmarsh & 5 Spoonbill NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way on roof of recycling centre IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Arctic Skua Cley NWT at 10:45 near Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 14 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on beach at 10:55 + Black-throated Diver offshore Norfolk Hooded Crow flew W/past Weybourne Camp NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk 9 Snow Bunting Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036