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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 23rd February 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL y'day still Kelling north of A149 by Meadow Lane. Keep to public rights of way TG.094.430 NR25 7EE
Norfolk Bittern 1/2ml SE of Glandford still by River Glaven +showing well +Jack Snipe. From Natural Surroundings car park at Bayfield Hall walk north thru 5.bar gate for 200yds to flooded reedbed NR25 7JN
Norfolk 20.Parrot Crossbills y'day 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren flew north just east of level crossing at 10.40am. Use car parks
Norfolk no further sign of any probable Parrot Crossbills 1ml NW of Horsford west of B1149 Holt Rd/ Haveringland Rd junction at Houghen Plantation at St.Faith's Common 50yds N.of car park 8am-midday NR10 3EE TG.179.176
Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings Weybourne still in 2nd ploughed field east of coastguard cottages from gate. Keep to public rights of way TG.118.435
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still at east end by A149 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island on Fritton Marshes at 9am tho distant TG.438.009
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Mundesley still 9.20am tho mobile
Norfolk Hawfinch Aylmerton
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers (1.male) Santon Downham still at Santon Warren +showing well. Use car park +keep to paths
Norfolk 12.probable Parrot Crossbills 1ml NW of Horsford still W.of B1149 Holt Rd/ Haveringland Rd junction at Houghen Plantation at St.Faith's Common by puddle 50yds N.of car park at 7.15am (+Mealy Redpoll) NR10 3EE TG.179.176
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB still on sea. Water Pipit in reedbed channel