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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.

Thursday 1st February 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 2.10pm in Bure Park near 1st small car park on left
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 1.45pm at rear of Whitwell Scrape with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose presumed hybrid ad.Pale-bellied Brent Goose x Dark-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk Great White Egret 2mls ENE of Welney WWT along Hilgay road
Norfolk 5.Snow Buntings Snettisham Coastal Park on beach by car park at 12.58pm then flew north towards Heacham
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 12.58pm in Bure Park south of entrance track near main road
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB flew west over freshmarsh at 12.20pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 12.26pm in Bure Park on grass left of main car park towards main road
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley still 12.18pm viewed from 2nd gate along Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore. Water Pipit Thornham Pool. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore. Water Pipit Thornham Pool. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB betweeen Rotary Hide +Shore Hide
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth in Bure Park at 9.46am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley again on Bull Marsh off Beach Road at 10.52am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad.male still Haddiscoe Island on fence post viewed NE from mound in Waveney Forest at 10am tho distant
Norfolk Hawfinch fem Felbrigg Hall NT still 9.45am by orangery +showing well
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery
Norfolk 15.Twite Thornham Harbour still 9.20am