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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 25th January 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 3+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Wells Woods on west side of The Dell in birches at 3.03pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad early a'noon. 2.redhead Smew Filby Broad
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad early a'noon. 2.redhead Smew Filby Broad
Norfolk Caspian Gull (green-ringed) ad Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre late morning
Norfolk c50.Mealy Redpolls Wells Woods in birches just north of The Dell at 1.30pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves right of entrance track c400yds before cattle grid at 1.15pm
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 60.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area +Velvet Scoter flew east TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still just SW of Choseley by road to Ringstead in hedge west of ploughed field late morning TF.750.405
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe Great Northern Diver 13.Long-tailed Ducks