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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 20th August 2017

A sunny day, bird highlights were a Great White Egret, a Red Kite drifting over just north of the A149, a single Whimbrel, 4 Swifts, a Cetti's Warbler and a juvenile Stonechat.

Moths were unremarkable, with an Archer's Dart, Rush Veneer and 5 White Points among the catch.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull juv Kelling Water Meadows on pond briefly then flew east
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Sacred Ibises reported y'day flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 7.15am
Norfolk Pied Fly Lynford Arboretum in oak on west side at 10am but no sign since
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme NOA still +4.Spoonbills
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme still
Norfolk 31.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still 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 Osprey Titchwell RSPB flew east over freshmarsh
Norfolk Osprey y'day Felbrigg Hall NT flew over Old Deer Park towards hall at 5pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still on pool viewed from by duckpond tho elusive