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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 14th July 2017

Seawatching today produced 365 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 7 Fulmars, a Manx Shearwater west, 4 Gannets, 350 Sandwich Terns, 6 Common Terns and a Little Tern. Five Whimbrel, 11 Curlew, a Sand Martin, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Stonechats and a juvenile Cuckoo were also of interest.

In the moth trap a Black Arches, Buff Tip, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Pine and Poplar Hawk Moths were the highlights.

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Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Potter Heigham Marshes (+Spoonbill still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 35.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 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.juvs) still Potter Heigham Marshes this a'noon. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk released Continental Black-tailed Godwit (colour-ringed) Cley NWT just east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh. Y'day Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills on Sunday Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +3.Spotted Redshanks 2.1s.Little Gulls