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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 Friday 17th May 2019

A Common Sandpiper was of note around Broadwater and NWT first hide, with a single Black-tailed Godwit also of interest. 2 Cuckoos were calling and at least 6 Swifts were seen over the grazing marsh. 3+ Grasshopper Warblers were still present with Cetti's Warbler also heard.

At Redwell Marsh the Curlew Sandpiper had gone but the Wood Sandpiper was seen again late morning.

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Norfolk 9+Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane at 1pm +showing well TF.763.414
Norfolk 5.Temminck's Stints still 1.43pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Temminck's Stint just east of Wells still on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance at 1.52pm (+2.Wood Sands still). Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk Temminck's Stint 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk KENTISH PLOVER male still midday Breydon Water at east end from hide on ebbing tide tho distant (+2.Little Stints)
Norfolk KENTISH PLOVER male still 11.32am Breydon Water at east end on Lumps from hide tho distant
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints still 11.13am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Kelling Water Meadow still in east hedge
Norfolk KENTISH PLOVER male still 10.40am Breydon Water at east end on Lumps from hide tho distant
Norfolk KENTISH PLOVER male still 10.20am Breydon Water at east end on Lumps from hide tho distant
Norfolk KENTISH PLOVER male still 9.57am Breydon Water at east end on Lumps from hide tho elusive
Norfolk 6.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane at 9.15am TF.763.414
Norfolk 5.Dotterel 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane at 9.33am TF.763.414
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells still on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance at 9.27am. Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk 5.Temminck's Stints still 9.21am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide (+2.Spoonbills still)
Norfolk 5.Temminck's Stints still Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide (+2.Spoonbills)
Norfolk KENTISH PLOVER male still 8.29am Breydon Water at east end from hide on flowing tide
Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk KENTISH PLOVER male Breydon Water at east end from hide at 7.37am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme still