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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.

Saturday 30th December 2017

A Red Kite drifted east over the ridge mid afternoon, and a Tawny Owl was hooting from the pines, while a Cetti's Warbler was along Broadwater Road near the river Hun, and 4 Bearded Tits were seen near the sea wall at Thornham. 19 Twite were in Thornham Harbour. A Stonechat was along the east bank.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR still from Washington Hide at 12.50pm
Norfolk 9.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore this morning +Velvet Scoter. 3.Spotted Redshanks on tidal pool
Norfolk Waxwing Wells Woods along main track near boating lake at 11.45am
Norfolk Great White Egret north of Wymondham sewage works till 11.40am then flew north towards Kimberley Hall
Norfolk 19.Twite Thornham still by harbour car park at 11am
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide +showing well
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets north of Wymondham sewage works: 1.flew towards town
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still 10.10am Holkham Bay on saltmarsh c1/2ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Great White Egret north of Wymondham sewage works in stubble field by River Tiffey
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret south of Blackborough End along River Nar flew west towards West Bilney