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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.

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Of note today were a Great White Egret, single Spoonbill, 2 Whimbrel, a Greenshank, a Barn Owl, a Cetti's Warbler, and a Grasshopper Warbler.

70 species of moths were in the trap including 3 Rosy Footman, a Pine and an Eyed Hawk Moth, 5 Kent Black Arches, a Garden Tiger, and a Silky Wainscot.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50ydss W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide at 9.45pm
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills (4 juvs) Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide this evng
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills flew west over Brancaster harbour at 4.35pm
Norfolk Honey Buzzard dark morph 2mls NNW of Blickling at Wolterton Park over entrance at 9.40am then flew north
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Breydon Water still at east end +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.05am
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes still
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+ Wood Sandpiper)
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Thornham Point on sea. 2.1s.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh 2.Spoonbills 6.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves y'day Seething still in evng