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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 29th January 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 16.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner tho mobile
Norfolk 5+Hen Harriers (1+male) Warham Greens roost again +Great White Egret
Norfolk Black Brant ad just east of Wells again in field by A149 opposite Blue Skies Campsite at 3.05pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese then flushed
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Sheringham still on rocks at east end
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 3pm at north end of East Bank on carcass
Norfolk 45.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still 200yds east of beach car park
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still 1.30pm just east of north end of East Bank
Norfolk 13.Twite Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on Pit.3 TF.648.317
Norfolk again no sign of any Coues's Arctic Redpolls (form exilipes) Wells Woods (nor any Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney on saltmarsh from quay car park this a'noon
Norfolk 2+Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still on bank by visitor centre early a'noon
Norfolk 2.Scaup (both fem) Barton Broad still
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT still just west of north end of East Bank on carcass at 11.40am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB still early morning +9.Long-tailed Ducks offshore
Norfolk 60+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 11am +Dartford Warbler still TF.896.458
Norfolk 27.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area at 10.40am TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv c2mls south of Titchwell still SE of Choseley drying barns mid morning