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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 29th August 2018

Highlights today included two Spoonbills, two Green Sandpipers and single Garganey and Greenshank. A short sea-watch produced counts of 37 Common Scoter, 21 Gannet and a single Red-throated Diver.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Dartford Wblr Blakeney Point in plantation this a'noon
Norfolk Purple Heron Gorleston flew east over A47 near JPH at 3.50pm then flew out to sea
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 3.50pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB landed near Fen Hide at 3.45pm
Norfolk Pied Fly 1ml east of CLey +just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in blackthorn by centre at 2.17pm
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Lyng flew east over meadows at 10.03am
Norfolk 15.Common Cranes y'day flew over Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Thornham Harbour
Norfolk Black Tern juv Weybourne offshore at 8am
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool
Norfolk 11.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank