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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.

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 4th March 2019

Another blustery day but with some spring-like sunshine. A Red Kite was flushing wildfowl on the marsh and a big female Sparrowhawk was along Broadwater Road. A Peregrine flew over the dunes early afternoon. Also of interest today were 250 Golden Plover, 52 Lapwing and 10 Ruff.

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Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls 1.5mls west of Fakenham still south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk Little Bunting still Weybourne Camp this morning. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes this morning. Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll 1.5mls west of Fakenham still south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins NR21 9GN
Norfolk Hawfinch y'day Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at Holkham Gap at 1.30pm
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common still near end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk Sand Martin Gorleston flew over cliffs
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham +south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders near Portakabins at 11.03am NR21 9GN
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day between Weybourne +Sheringham by A149 at 3pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea