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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 27th April 2017


Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still mid a'noon Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills east of Brancaster Staithe in creek towards Burnham Deepdale
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes Welney WWT on Lady Fen viewable from visitor centre at 10.47am
Norfolk/Suffolk no news on Glossy Ibis Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint [earlier report was erroneous]
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint early a'noon
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Dunes flew west over freshmarsh near start of boardwalk at 10.35am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 10.45am then flew towards beach
Norfolk 10.Ring Ouzels Horsey
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Cley NWT at 9.08am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse flew east past north end of Iron Road at 9.15am
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes +Whinchat
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell RSPB in car park
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 8.05am Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
North East Norfolk Bird Club talk tonight featuring 'Birding Holidays on a Budget' by Trevor Williams. 7.30pm at Aylmerton Village Hall NR11 8PX
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk escaped Bufflehead (bearing yellow ring) fem Potter Heigham