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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.

Thursday 28th September 2017

Rain continued all through the morning but had clearly dropped some migrants including 150+ Swallows, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redwing, single Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Brambling and 2 Siskins.

A Barred Hook-tip was in the moth trap.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery at east side of North Section
Norfolk 9+Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods between Lady Ann's Drive +Wells Woods car park
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods in birches south of toilet block
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling Water Meadows between copse +school at midday
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at west end at midday
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods by main track 400yds west of drinking pool +3.Redstarts
Norfolk Curlew Sand Hockwold Washes at 12.30pm +2.juv.Little Stints 2.Garganey
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Burnham Overy Dunes at east end at 10am +2.Redstarts
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods just east of drinking pool at 11.30am
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme Dunes in dead tree on beach path at 9.15am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Blakeney Point on shingle ridge just north of Halfway House at 11.15am +showing well +2.Redstarts
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens along Garden Drove
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by Fen Hide at 7am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham just north of Shangri-La chalet at 10am with tit flock
Norfolk 24+Little Stints Cley NWT still on North Scrape at 7.30am +2.juv.Curlew Sands
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Holme: 2.entrance gate, 1.Holme NWT, 1.Redwell Marsh. Also Pied Fly
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in bushes by Island Hide +showing well
Norfolk 5.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes at east end 100yds west of Holkham Pines
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still in NW corner of South Section +Firecrest
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes just east of boardwalk along fence at 7.56am