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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 21st July 2017

A breezy but sunny day. A Hobby took a swipe at a passing Swallow near the Dell hide and 3 young Stonechats were feeding in front of the Obs during the morning. Moths included a Dark Sword-grass, a Brown-veined Wainscot, Pine Hawk Moth and Garden Tiger.

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Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 11.45am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path just north of Island Hide (+3.Spoonbills. Great White Egret Thornham Marsh) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Little Gull Breydon Water
Norfolk Quail male singing Kelling Water Meadow still in clover field at 10.05am
Norfolk 9.Little Gulls (all 1s) Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 9.40am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path just north of Island Hide TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB again flew east over tidal pool +landed east of east bank at c7.40am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water. 1s.Little Gull Gorleston
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water. 1s.Little Gull Gorleston
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path just north of Island Hide at 6.20am TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk 15+Hawfinches (3+juvs) Lynford Arboretum at 5.15am
Norfolk no sign of ad.Pec Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by 6.50am (but 2.Little Gulls still) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB