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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.

Tuesday 15th August 2017

A Pied Flycatcher was again around the observatory building, presumably the same bird seen last week. A Hobby was seen early morning and a Stonechat was along the East bank, a Common Sandpiper and three Snipe were on Redwell Marsh.

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Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Cantley beet factory still at east end at 9am +Garganey still
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still 12.20pm north of A149 on pool north of bus stop
Norfolk Pied Fly Trimingham at The Pottery
Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still
Norfolk no sign of Cattle Egret Titchwell in cattle field between Gypsy Lane +road to Brancaster Golf Course
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine at 9.40am
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still from main observatory. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Glossy Ibis ad Salthouse still north of A149 on pool north of bus stop at 6.30am
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB