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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.

Sunday 29th July 2018

A Wood Sandpiper was showing well at the NWT hides with 5 Green and one Common Sandpiper also noted.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 8,542.Swifts flew south past Hemsby 5.50-7.20am
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 1.07pm 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on The Wash just north of jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both ads) Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still this a'noon 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on mud by jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road then walk south TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 11.31am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB on mud by jetty. Use car park off Beach Road TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 10.31am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB from 1st hide near jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 10.10am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB from 1st hide near jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT at 9am +2.Garganey
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad still 9.18am 3mls SW of Snettisham at Snettisham RSPB from 1st hide near jetty +showing well. Use car park off Beach Road TF.648.312 PE31 7RA
Norfolk SEMIPALMATED SAND ad Snettisham RSPB from 1st hide near jetty at 8.56am +showing well
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool (+7.Spoonbills 7.Curlew Sands Little Stint Little Gull) PE31 8BB
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE