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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.

Friday 19th January 2018

The single Waxwing was still present, showing well at times, in the area of the Richardson hide.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT this morning
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling still 1.14pm along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school (+7+Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv between Mundesley +Trimingham on beach at 1.30pm
Norfolk 1+Shorelark Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 9am
Norfolk 29.Whooper Swans Ludham near Cold Harbour Farm this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich again at Colney GPs mid morning
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Kelling along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school at 11am tho mobile +elusive (+6+Mealy Redpolls). Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER still Waxham at Shangri-la chalet at 10.48am +showing well on +off TG.441.263 NR12 0DY
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still on seafront
Norfolk 2.Waxwings (ad +1w) Sheringham still north of Tesco car park on Barford Road at 9am NR26 8EG
Norfolk Black Redstart still Sheringham in RNLI car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull ad Sidestrand flew west along beach at 9.08am
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB still on sea +10.Long-tailed Ducks still
Norfolk 11.Common Cranes Drayton flew south over School Road at 8.39am
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings y'day Salthouse near Little Eye