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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.

Thursday 24th January 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Mealy Redpoll y'day Wells Woods
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in sea buckthorn south of roped-off area this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing just north of Snettisham in hedge by road briefly
Norfolk 14.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 6.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still in paddocks
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey Gap at 2.25pm. 31.Bewick's Swans Ludham still at St.Benet's Level
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey Gap at 2.25pm. 31.Bewick's Swans Ludham still at St.Benet's Level
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR again 3.05pm
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley on sea off north end of East Bank mid a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Great Yarmouth South Denes by Naval Hospital boundary wall
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW of Santon Downham again mid a'noon west of Santon Warren just south of railway near level crossing
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still late morning on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform +2.redhead Smew still
Norfolk no further sign of Great Grey Shrike NW of Santon Downham west of Santon Warren by railway 1/3ml north of level crossing by 1.20pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +3.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still +Spoonbill
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Beeston Common early a'noon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still c12.10pm at north end of East Bank on carcass +showing well
Norfolk 2.Bean Goose sp Horsey at Horsey Corner with Pink-footed Geese then flew off
Norfolk 41+Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes still on beach late morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 10.38am on North Scrape viewable from beach east of beach car park
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret Bittern 2+Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW of Santon Downham still west of Santon Warren by railway 1/3ml north of level crossing
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell till 10.10am just SW of Choseley by road to Ringstead in hedge west of ploughed field then flew north TF.750.405
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad at 9.33am +2.redhead Smew still +Bittern
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR again 9am then flew NE
Norfolk 2.Black-necked Grebes y'day Titchwell RSPB on sea in a'noon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still at north end of East Bank on carcass at 9.13am +showing well
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 at 8.55am TF.750.405
Norfolk 4.Waxwings Thornham at Drove Orchards in field west of car park
Norfolk 19+Snow Buntings Winterton North Dunes on beach