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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.

Sunday 25th June 2017

A total of 3 Spoonbills were in the area during the day. Moths included 2 Privet Hawks, Pine and Poplar Hawks, a Rosy Footman and another Red-necked Footman.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male singing still 2.40pm NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House tho distant. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle for 1.75mls TG.489.064
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 2.15pm NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle for 1.75mls TG.489.064
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 1.15pm NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle for 1.75mls TG.489.064
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still
Norfolk Wood Sand Potter Heigham Marshes on pool on west path beyond gate with 'bull in field' sign at north end at 12.54pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle TG.489.064
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle for 1.75mls TG.489.064
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes at 12.22pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male +fem) still Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.53am (+14.Spoonbills still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 6+Spoonbills Holme on Hun Pool
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Potter Heigham Marshes at 10.19am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Cattle Egret again Potter Heigham Marshes at 10.19am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 6.Little Gulls (all 1s) Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still in car park
Norfolk 25.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank Little Gull