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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 22nd February 2018

A Red Kite drifted over during the morning and 2 Stonechats were on the NWT reserve. A flock of 40 Fieldfares was still present near the Observatory.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea. Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill on east side at 11.49am
Norfolk Bittern 1/2ml SE of Glandford still by River Glaven +showing well. From Natural Surroundings car park at Bayfield Hall walk north thru 5.bar gate for 200yds to flooded reedbed NR25 7JN
Norfolk Black Brant ad west of Salthouse still west of Iron Road at 11am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.probable Parrot Crossbills y'day 1ml NW of Horsford still SW of B1149 Holt Road/ Haveringland Road junction at Houghen Plantation at St.Faith's Common tho mobile TG.179.176
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour still 10am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 9.58am
Norfolk Great White Egret 1/3ml east of Wickhampton at 8.12am
Norfolk Raven just south of Boughton Fen in field at 8.55am then flew north