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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.

Monday 28th May 2018

Two Turtle Doves were still in the forestry area on the NWT reserve and 2 Cuckoos were also of note. Barn Owl, Swift, Peregrine, 2 Cetti's Warblers and a female Stonechat were also of interest.

An Elephant Hawk moth and a Poplar Hawk moth were among those in the traps.

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Norfolk 3.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes this a'noon. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no further sign of Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB in horse field 1pm-1.40pm
Norfolk 2.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still this a'noon at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank still 12.25pm on The Serpentine +showing well (+Wood Sand)
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT in flight at 11.15am then 1.landed on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB in horse field at 11am
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls y'day Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh in evng
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Breydon Water at 8.05am
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse by Iron Road tho elusive. 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew east. Spoonbill from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse by Iron Road tho elusive. 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew east. Spoonbill from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew north over Great Bircham
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 3.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 7.30am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Shotesham over fields at 7pm