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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 1st October 2017

A blustery day with little visible migration, highlights included 200+ Pink-feet on the grazing marshes, 100 Brent Geese, 1800 Common Scoters on the sea, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Sandwich Terns and 5 Gannets passing, and 2 Ruff on the NWT pools.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery just west of churchyard gate at 2.45pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 2.15pm by boardwalk
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Sheringham
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end in sallows by path at 2pm
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork ad east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green [wings have atypical damage +pigmentation]
Norfolk 30+Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape still
Norfolk Osprey Lenwade flew NW over Dinosaur Park at c11.40am
Norfolk 3.Garganey Hockwold Washes late morning
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Hockwold Washes still +2.Garganey
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still south of A149 in cattle field east of village at 9.20am
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Cley NWT
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in picnic area
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Brancaster Staithe harbour in channel east of car park at 9.40am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery at south end of south section just east of main path at 9.35am with Long-tailed Tits
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew north past Waxham at 9.15am
Norfolk 20.Hawfinches 2mls ESE of Mundford flew over West Tofts
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork ad y'day east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green [wings have atypical damage +pigmentation