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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 2nd October 2017

Highlights today were 150 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, 10 Brent Geese passing offshore, 3 Pintail west, 3 Eiders and 1500 Common Scoters on the sea, a Red-throated Diver west, a Manx Shearwater, 3 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, 35 Sandwich Terns, 2 Swallows, 2 Stonechats along the east bank, and a single Snow Bunting was on the beach.

In the moth traps Shore Wainscot and Rosy Rustic were species of note.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh ar 2.20pm
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 18.Common Cranes Horsey
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach at end of beach path at 1.52pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Kelling Water Meadow at 12.25pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods in birches west of beach boardwalk at 10am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme Dunes this morning
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Kelling Water Meadow still 12.56pm
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Titchwell RSPB this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 10.20am
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew south past Winterton this morning
Norfolk 29.Common Cranes Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 11.51am
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Point flew south over Near Point at 10.04am
Norfolk 25+Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape still 11am +2.Curlew Sands
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still at south end of south section near roundabout
Norfolk 25+Common Cranes Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide
Norfolk Scaup drk flew west past Cley at 8.17am