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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 9th July 2017

Highlights today included two Whimbrel, five Black-tailed Godwits, a Yellow and a Grey Wagtail flying over, and at least 2 Stonechats.

Moth highlights included a Bedstraw Hawk, Poplar Hawk, 2 Pine Hawks, a Garden Tiger and a Dark Sword-grass.

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Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Seething still this morning
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes this morning (+2.Wood Sands). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Deepdale/ Norton Marshes in ditch border viewed from coastal footpath. 20.Spoonbills Deepdale Marsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret still Potter Heigham Marshes on NE pool at 10.55am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 31.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey again 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 2.Little Gulls Breydon Water early morning +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Tree Pipit Ingoldisthorpe by pond at 5.20am
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB still +4.1s.Little Gulls 6.Spotted Redshanks juv.Spoonbil. Turtle Dove still in car park TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Holme NOA in evng