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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.

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Birds of note today included a female Ring Ouzel in bushes adjacent to the NOA car park, a flock of 18 Common Snipe and on the sea two Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver and a drake Scaup.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still by pier at 2.55pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at Meadow Trail at 1.09pm
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes Horse
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew past Winterton
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still 10.10am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just south of beach car park in Eye Field late morning with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton (+5.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley in beach car park
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 9.50am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB at East Trail
Norfolk Hawfinch flew over Norwich
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool +Bittern