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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.

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 28.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still 3pm from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Blakeney saltmarsh at 4.15pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike between Oxborough +Foulden in roadside hedge late a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv 1.5mls south of Titchwell still SW of Choseley this a'noon
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still 4pm on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform +2.redhead Smew still
Norfolk Great White Egret Warham Greens at 12.40pm +2.Hen Harriers (1.male)
Norfolk 90.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 12.04pm TF.896.458
Norfolk c50.Bewick's Swans Ludham Airfield still mid a'noon with c50.Whooper Swans
Norfolk Little Gull flew east past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 15.Snow Buntings Cley still 400yds east of beach car park at 12.30pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh viewed from A149 +2+Russian White-fronted Geese still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 12.27pm just east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still this a'noon on Ormesby Little Broad. 2.redhead Smew still north of A1064 bridge
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT again just east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh at 11.39am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Salthouse over marsh south of Gramborough Hill late morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Barton Broad still +2.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk no sign of juv.Glaucous Gull Cley between beach car park +East Bank by 10.46am
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Cley still by beach car park
Norfolk 27.Shorelarks y'day Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap in a'noon TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Stiffkey on saltmarsh at campsite car park late a'noon +3.Hen Harriers
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe 10.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe just NW of Filby still on Ormesby Little Broad +2.redhead Smew still