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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 22nd November 2017

A very windy day limited birding to any degree with the only birds of note, a Peregrine hunting mid morning over the grazing Marsh and around 100 Black-tailed Godwits on the NWT pools west of the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Sheringham flew west past The Crown Inn at 11.50am
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose NNE of Great Bircham +east of B1153 just SE of Bircham Newton in sugar beet field with 12,000.Pink-footed Geese TF.771.333
Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings 1ml ENE of Weybourne in barley field 1/2ml east of coastguard cottages tho elusive. From Weybourne beach car park walk east along coast path for 3/4ml NR26 8TA
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley again flew east over beach at 12.22pm
Norfolk Spotted Redshank 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still by north end of Beach Road in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad NNE of Great Bircham +east of B1153 just SE of Bircham Newton in sugar beet field at 10.15am with 12,000+Pink-footed Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose 4.Barnacle Geese) TF.771.333
Norfolk 6.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver. Water Pipit Thornham Pool. Spotted Redshank on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings 1/2ml NE of Weybourne: 1.in grass west of coastguard cottages, 1.flew east. From Weybourne beach car park walk east along coast path for 1/3ml NR26 8TA