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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.

Wednesday 20th September 2017

A quiet day, a Kingfisher was near the Broadwater, a Cetti's Warbler was near the Hun sluice, 4 Swallows passed through and 4 Tree Sparrows flew over calling early morning. Two Whinchats and 2 Stonechats were on the NWT reserve.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes (+14.Little Stints). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne still at Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Salthouse at duckpond at 2.35pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by path south of sea wall near gate at 5.35pm. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then take Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend. Keep to paths TF.852.448
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Norwich by River Wensum at Wensum Sports Centre at 9.05am tho mobile NR1 1QW
Norfolk Cattle Egret still just east of Stiffkey in flooded field south of A149
Norfolk 7.Little Stints Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape +2.Curlew Sands
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WBLR juv still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe S.of sea wall near gate at 10.20am tho elusive. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then take Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend. Keep to paths TF.852.448
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton North Dunes by pine plantation (+Fieldfare)
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Snettisham Ctry Park at 10.07am
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool at 9.49am
Norfolk 11.Little Stints y'day Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk 8.Common Cranes y'day Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk 9.Little Stints y'day Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide in evng +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Titchwell RSPB again
Norfolk Hen Harrier juv Blakeney Point 300yds west of Cley beach car park at 7.15am