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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.

Friday 23rd November 2018

Highlights on this gloomy day were a female Eider, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Slavonian Grebe offshore. A Water Rail was calling from the edge of the Broadwater, and a Spotted Redshank flew over the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk 2.Rough-legged Buzzards Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest at 1.40pm TG.457.011
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cromer east of pier above No.1 beach hut
Norfolk probable Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest flew over mound at 12.45pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest (+Short-eared Owl still) TG.457.011
Norfolk Caspian Gull (German-ringed) 3w West Runton
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still TF.896.458
Norfolk no sign of any Shorelarks y'day Holkham Bay
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +4.Long-tailed Ducks. 2.Spotted Redshanks on tidal pool. Bewick's Swan on freshmarsh then flew west
Norfolk Bewick's Swan flew west over Thornham at 7am