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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 13th January 2019

On the sea today a raft of 60 Eiders was of note with at least 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Guillemots, 3 Red-throated Divers and an adult Little Gull also recorded. A flock of 53 Barnacle Geese flew west past the Observatory at 12.37pm.

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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egret Welney still mid a'noon on bank at Gold Hill near road bridge
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Weybourne on sea
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Cley still along beach +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese Runham still
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Rollesby Broad still at south end from car park bridge tho distant
Norfolk 1+Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk 15.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still from south end of Burnt House Road tho distant
Norfolk Ring-necked Duck drk still Welney WWT from Main Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Slav Grebe Thornham Point +2.Little Gulls
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Thornham Point
Norfolk Little Gull flew west past Thornham Point
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.3 +Spoonbill