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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.

Thursday 6th July 2017

Another quiet day for birds, 2 Whimbrel were noted and a Gannet was passing offshore. 25 Black-tailed Godwits were out over the grazing marsh. A single adult Med Gull was also seen.

In the moth traps a Privet Hawk Moth, 3 Pine Hawk Moths, a Fen Wainscot and a Garden Tiger were highlights.

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Norfolk c18.Little Gulls (all 1s) Salthouse still on pools east of Iron Road. 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk c18.Little Gulls (all 1s) Salthouse still on pools east of Iron Road. 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from bank
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Seething still
Norfolk 7.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB +2.Little Gulls +Spoonbill flew east
Norfolk released Corncrake male singing just east of North Elmham still by disused railway north of Eastgate Street at 6am (for 16th day) TF.993.206
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end +3.Little Gulls