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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 22nd October 2017

Another frustrating day as storm Brian passed through giving strong westerly winds. On the sea 900 Common Scoter were counted and on the grazing marshes 100 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Snipe and 40 Ruff were present. A male Stonechat was near Thornham Harbour and 2 Rock Pipits were over the saltmarsh together with a flock of 75 Linnets.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 12.30pm in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton
Norfolk Scaup juv Holkham Park still 11.30am on lake at north end south of island
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in Eye Field at 10.45am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Scaup juv Holkham Park still on lake at north end +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea. Water Pipit Thornham Pool
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on roof by Holt Road briefly
Norfolk Hawfinch flew south over Denver Sluice at 9am +2.Arctic Terns
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end of copse by metal gate at 8.30am TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB at Fen Trail still 9am. 4.Little Stints still on freshmarsh