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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 7th July 2017

Seawatching today produced 96 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, a Little Tern, 227 Sandwich Terns, and 10 Common Terns.

Moth trapping produced 86 species including 5 Rosy Footman, 4 Ruby Tigers, 2 Privet Hawks, 6 Pine Hawks, 8 Kent Black Arches, 1 Poplar Hawk, 1 Buff Footman, a Beautiful Hook-tip, a Peppered Moth, 1 Blackneck, a Garden Tiger, a Nut-tree Tussock, a Least Carpet, a Small Rufous and a Small Rivulet.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull Winterton village briefly late morning
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+Spoonbill). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Seething still
Norfolk 5.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end early morning +Little Gull
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Wood Sand briefly TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day SE of Reepham at Brandiston in garden
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +8.Spotted Redshanks 2.Little Gulls