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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 26th January 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Breydon Water South Wall
Norfolk 111.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at c1.30pm
Norfolk 4.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Kelling along Meadow Lane in field left of track near water meadows at 11.57am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still east of bypass c500yds north of Tesco roundabout at 1pm TG.523.112. Park carefully on small grass triangle on access road to Caister tip
Norfolk c70.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB early a'noon
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on west side of main path
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley north of Peregrine Close with c200.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 12.30pm 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach north of village this morning
Norfolk c25.Twite Thornham Harbour still by sluice
Norfolk Great White Egret flew ENE over Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.55am +4.Common Cranes 3+Water Pipits
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Kelling still along Meadow Lane c100yds north of school at 11.35am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Velvet Scoter fem Titchwell RSPB offshore +4.drk.Long-tailed Ducks still
Norfolk Snow Bunting Salthouse at 10.52am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard still Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 10.45am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still c3/4ml east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Black Redstart fem Sheringham on buildings by boating lake on Esplanade at 10am
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Sheringham on buildings by boating lake on Esplanade at 10am
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Horsey Corner with 260.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv between Mundesley +Trimingham still 1/2ml NW of car park at 9.54am
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Great Massingham still in trees at rear of church at 8.40am
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers y'day Cley on sea west of East Bank at 1.15pm