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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.

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Spoonbill north of Warham Greens on saltmarsh this a'noon. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still midday Kelling north of A149 +north of Kelling Water Meadow tho elusive
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 6pm Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 3.20pm Blakeney Point in brambles in garden by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing still 2.40pm Blakeney Point in brambles in garden by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 1.56pm Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins tho elusive [calling]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 1.57pm in hawthorns 200yds west of whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk no news on male.Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins since 11.30am. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing still Norwich at Rose Lane opposite Jet petrol station on roof of Cold Iron Tattoo Company at 1.12pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Breydon Water at east end at 12.56pm
Norfolk boat tomorrow from Morston -Blakeney Point at 10am (one-way then walk back to Cley) £12 tel.Jason 01263-740505
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk: no boats to Blakeney Point this a'noon/evng due to tides
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 12.25pm in hawthorns 200yds west of whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 11.46am at whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.956.438
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh +4.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Little Gull 1s west of Wells on pool at 11.23am
Norfolk repeat: MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins at 11.30am [calling]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
MEGA Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins at 11.30am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens at whirligig at 11am tho mobile. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.956.438
Norfolk no sign of male.Red-backed Shrike 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path (but Short-eared Owl). Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.979.441
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still Kelling north of A149 +250yds north of Kelling Water Meadow at 7.29am then flew east but no sign of any Red-backed Shrikes