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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.

Saturday 26th January 2019

A Peregrine was hunting at the southern end of the marsh mid morning and 14 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still 1.50pm SW of Choseley in hedge by road to Thornham Corner TF.750.405
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad from bridge this a'noon
Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes still on beach tho mobile
Norfolk 15.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still 10am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard ad Sculthorpe Moor NR again over scrape at 12.32pm then flew towards Oak Fen
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still 12.25pm at Santon Warren east of St.Helen's car park +c100yds north of railway underpass
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still midday south of Choseley drying barns in hedge +showing well
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS (form exilipes) still 12.15pm Wells Woods at The Dell in SE corner by main path
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Thornham in car park briefly then flew south
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.3 this morning
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Wells Woods on west side of The Dell in birches with Mealy Redpolls
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area tho elusive +Great Northern Diver on sea
Norfolk c12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (+c60.Snow Buntings still) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still on North Scrape at 9.33am
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still on seafront by pier +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still south of Choseley drying barns +showing well
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB still on sea +12.Long-tailed Ducks Slav Grebe Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still at feeders at Portakabins at 8.40am
Norfolk/Suffolk 1+Mealy Redpoll north of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by River Little Ouse c200yds west of track to railway with c50.Lesser Redpolls
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Santon Downham still west of Santon Warren south of railway c600yds WNW of level crossing