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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.

Monday 18th September 2017

An optimistic start resulted in unfortunately little of note recorded, with the highlight being a Peregrine over the Obs building,  60 Pink-feet east over the Grazing Marsh and a Common Sandpiper and ten Black-tailed Godwits on the Broadwater.

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Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WBLR again 1.42pm 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe flew from ditch to reeds E.of sea wall near gate. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp left hand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Grey Phal Salthouse still 1.40pm on pool just west of Gramborough Hill +showing well. Walk east from north end of Beach Road
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling juv Heacham South Beach opposite last tent this a'noon tho mobile
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 1.42pm 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods SW of The Dell by main track 1ml west of car park NR23 1DR
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end (2.Great White Egrets from Washington Hide)
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Blakeney Point in Plantation at 1.06pm. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods in oaks by main track 300yds west of drinking pool NR23 1DR
Norfolk Little Stint y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB in a’noo
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 12.35pm 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods SW of The Dell by main track 1ml west of car park +showing well NR23 1DR
Norfolk Grey Phal Salthouse on pool just west of Gramborough Hill +showing well. Walk east from north end of Beach Road
Norfolk still no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall by 12.37pm. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cattle Egret still east of Stiffkey in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall by 11.38am. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cory's S'water flew east past Sheringham at 10.54am
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 10.44am 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall flew to ditch 40yds west of gate. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall in ditch by gate by 10.05am. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 9.40am 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall in ditch by gate. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reported still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall flew to brambles by gate. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reported still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF