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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.

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 22.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide late morning +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Spoonbill imm Breydon Water at east end late a'noon
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB: 1.in car park still, 1.by Island Hide then flew to dunes. 3.Spoonbills flew west this a'noon
Norfolk Night Heron 1s y'day again Potter Heigham Marshes flew to heronry at 8.10pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no further sign of ad.Roseate Tern Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh by 10.33am
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Seething at 9.10am
Norfolk probable Honey Buzzard on Saturday flew over Sparham
Norfolk Roseate Tern ad Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh on central island at 9.40am with Sandwich Terns
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew east over Taverham at 9.08am
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine at 5am
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+3.Spoonbills still +3.Garganey). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Spoonbill flew west