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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 26th August 2018

A cool grey day which deteriorated into heavy persistent rain in the afternoon. Highlights were 4 Spoonbills and 210 Teal on the NWT pools, with a Green Sandpiper and 11 Black-tailed Godwits also seen, single Arctic and Great Skuas at sea, and a Short-eared Owl hunting Lavender Marsh early morning.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Cattle Egret ad Breydon Water still at SW end at Burgh Castle on South Wall Marshes viewed south from 3rd gate along footpath from church tho distant
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 1ml NW of Ludham at How Hill NR from Crome's Broad Hide at 7am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm
Norfolk 2.Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still early a'noon on freshmarsh
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still +Spoonbill
Norfolk Black Tern juv Rollesby Broad still 11am
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Reception Hide
Norfolk Wood Sand juv Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape late morning
Norfolk Great S'water flew east past Sheringham at 8.52am +Balearic S'water flew east at 6.20am
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +9+Spoonbills still
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets y'day 1/2ml north of Ludham Bridge flew over River Ant at 8.15pm