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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 30th September 2018

On the sea today 63 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 18 Gannets, a Razorbill and 2 Sandwich Terns were of interest. Waders included 25 Golden Plover, a Green Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank. A pair of Stonechats were on the east bank.

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Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool west of track in 2nd field north of hide late a'noon TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 36+Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk no sign of juv.fem.Pallid Harrier Welney WWT by late morning. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Blakeney Point still in Plantation +2.Snow Buntings 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) 18.Spoonbills
Norfolk Snow Bunting Salthouse flew west over Gramborough Hill at 7.45am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day Haddiscoe Marshes flew NE over Haddiscoe Island
Norfolk possible Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods 200yds west of The Dell in scrub just south of main track beyond birches
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in car park at 8am tho elusive
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT +Garganey still