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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.

Monday 17th September 2018

On the sea today 2 Red-necked Grebes (adult and juv) were seen with an Eider, 73 Common Scoters, a summer plumage Red-throated Diver, 21 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Arctic Skuas, 21 Sandwich Terns and 5 Arctic Terns also recorded. A total of 4 Whinchats were seen (3 at Thornham Harbour and another in the dunes), and a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 3pm on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both 1w) Sheringham on beach at 11am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand Snettisham RSPB still this a'noon +4.Spoonbills still
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park still late morning
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv still Welney WWT at 10.30am (for 5th day; not Montagu's Harrier or hybrid) (+3.Common Cranes)
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes (ad +juv) Holme at 10.40am