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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 16th March 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier N/of North Creake over fields behind Ceake Abbey Farm at 11:40 showing well
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Gorleston at mouth of River Yare early mrng NR31 6PL TG532036 Norfolk Great White Egret Cantley Marshes RSPB TG378039
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sidestrand offshore this a/noon NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike New Holkham SSW/of Blunt's Corner on wires at 16:30 but distant Norfolk 3rd Winter Glaucous Gull 1ml NNE/of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen + Short-eared Owl on coastal path 200yds W/of Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockley Cley this mrng S/of Drymere at Cockleycley Wood along firbreak 107 in clearfell TF778054
Norfolk Drake Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide this mrng NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk Drake Garganey E/of Potter Higham at Potter Heigham Marshes from River Thurne bank Norfolk 13 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 9 Waxwing Costessey at Bawburgh Lane briefly at 07:45 NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk 162 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Heigham Holmes this mrng + 2 Water Pipit
Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 12:35 IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Martham 11:20 at Co-op/village green then flew off NR29 4DJ TG459202 Norfolk Hooded Crow Cromer W/past Cromer Lighthouse at 09:15 NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Drake Garganey Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from Mathew Ridley Hide.permit only NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Hooded Crow E/past Sidestrand at 07:50 NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Hooded Crow Cromer flew E/past lighthouse at 07:42 NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk 2 Raven e/over Kelling Heath at 09:37 TG102419