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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.

Sunday 11th February 2018

A male Stonechat was near the Observatory, and a Cetti's Warbler was at the village hides.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbills still 2.10pm 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in pines by level crossing car park
Norfolk Scaup 1w.drk Holkham Park Lake still at north end this a'noon
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still 1pm Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Hooded Crow still 1pm Choseley east of drying barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane
Norfolk Hooded Crow still 11.15am Choseley east of drying barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS 1ml W.of Holt still just S.of Letheringsett mid morning with Mealy Redpolls. From A148 take Riverside Rd signed Letheringsett Mill +park on verge just before ford +view from start of track TG.062.383
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls SE of Norwich still at Whitlingham Ctry Park in trees on north side of Great Broad at reserve
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh east of Holkham Gap at 10.15am
Norfolk Hooded Crow still Choseley east of drying barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane
Norfolk Great White Egret Caister-on-Sea still in field by greyhound stadium mid morning
Norfolk 20+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren just north of railway then flew towards St.Helen's Picnic Site
Norfolk 2+Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren just north of railway then flew towards St.Helen's Picnic Site
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park by 1st car park mid morning TG.522.101
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose still Ringstead in field at Bluestone Farm viewed from beet pile at 8.15am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Buxton still in field by Lion Road mid morning TG.226.229
Norfolk Snow Bunting Thornham Point