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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 24th September 2017

A flock of 20 Pink-feet passed over the grazing marsh, a single Eider, 500+ Common Scoter, 20+ Gannets and 2 Sandwich Terns were seen on the sea, 2 Spotted Redshanks were on the NWT pools, and a Whinchat was trapped and ringed.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 2.45pm along entrance track with tit flock
Norfolk still no further sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 2.40pm. View only from path, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Wells Woods in meadow west of caravan site at 2.15pm
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Winterton this morning
Norfolk 2.Dotterel Cley NWT in Eye Field by small pool from beach car park at 1.50pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in picnic area at 1.40pm
Norfolk 10.Little Stints Cley NWT on North Scrape still mid morning +3.Curlew Sands still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still 12.50pm south of A149 in cattle field east of village
Norfolk probable Greenish Warbler Cromer in garden along Cliff Drive at 12.25pm then flew towards old putting green gardens NR27 0AW
Norfolk Hawfinch Thetford at The Nunnery this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme Dunes NWT still
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly still 12.10pm Holkham Pines at west end in sycamores at start of dunes tho elusive
Norfolk no further sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 11.30am. View only from path, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sidestrand
Norfolk Osprey just east of Stiffkey Fen flew west at 10.45am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WBLR again 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe nr gate mid morning. Pk in Burnham Overy Staithe +take Norfolk Coast Path NE to L bend. View only from path, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds TF.852.448
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB in trees by car park mid morning then flew east. 5.Little Stints on freshmarsh +3.Spoonbills flew east
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Holkham Pines at west end in sycamores at start of dunes
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green at c6.45am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still south of A149 in cattle field east of village at 8.40am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water +Osprey