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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 20th May 2019

Five Spoonbills flew east and an Osprey flew over the Firs heading north east. A Greenshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, 2+ Cuckoos, 2 Sand Martins, 6 Swallows, a Garden Warbler were also recorded.

A Scalloped Hazel was in the moth trap and Small Copper, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak were among the butterflies seen.

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Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 3.44pm 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Osprey Holme Dunes NWT flew NE over The Firs at 12.25pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 11.27am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox +showing well NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Holme Dunes flew towards Lavender Marsh at 11.15am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem y'day Wiveton at Wiveton Hall Fruit Farm near play mansion
Norfolk Pied Fly fem Blakeney Point in Plantation. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 10.40am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox tho elusive NR25 7AH TG.128.435
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male near Southrepps by minor road at 7.40am
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 8.45am 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox tho elusive
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Point at east end
Norfolk Cattle Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 7.55am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y'day Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male singing still 1.25mls ENE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap by coast path on bales near pillbox at 6.20am
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water till 7.12am on North Flats then flew to Berney Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water on North Flats
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves (both males) singing Titchwell RSPB still in car park