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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.

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Birds early morning on the Broadwater included five Spoonbills and three each of Greenshank and Common Sandpiper. Two Turtle Doves and two Yellow Wagtails flew past west, and three Pied Flycatchers and one Spotted Flycatcher were in the pines behind the Observatory.

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Norfolk Pied Fly Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 2.28pm +Great White Egret flew over
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Great Yarmouth Cemy still in north section
Norfolk still no further sign of 1w.Icterine Warbler Winterton South Dunes below public steps 100yds north of chalet park by mid a'noon (but 2.Pied Flys 4.Whinchats. Pied Fly North Dunes) NR29 4DD
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still 1ml NW of Ludham at How Hill NR from Crome's Broad Hide at 11am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm
Norfolk no further sign of 1w.Icterine Warbler Winterton Dunes in South Valley 100yds north of chalet park in bracken +rowan below public steps by 9.45am NR29 4DD
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Breydon Water at SW end on South Wall Marshes (Spotted Redshank at east end)
Norfolk Icterine Warbler 1w still Winterton Dunes in South Valley 100yds north of chalet park in bracken +rowan below public steps (+3.Whinchats) NR29 4DD
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (2w +Polish-ringed juv) y'day Cromer still on beach +showing well
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still