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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.

Tuesday 20th February 2018

A grey and bleak day with the only bird of real note a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour early morning.

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Norfolk 10.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11.30am
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh 1ml east of Holkham Gap at 2pm
Norfolk Golden Pheasant y'day Wolferton still at Wolferton Triangle
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in field just east of junction A149/ Beach Road junction at 1.30pm with 600.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Pool +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings Weybourne still in 2nd ploughed field east of coastguard cottages this morning. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Norwich flew south over Ron Fielder Close at 8.01am
Norfolk 17.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Hooded Crow still Choseley Drying Barns in field east of Chalkpit Lane +ringtail Hen Harrier