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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 Wednesday 29th May 2019

The highlight today was a Serin found feeding in amongst a small mixed flock of Linnets and Goldfinches early morning, unfortunately the birds quickly dispersed and there was no further sign.
Other birds of note during the day included a Spotted Flycatcher, a Firecrest, a Spoonbill east, three Grasshopper Warbers and two flyover Yellow Wagtails.

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Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB still at East Trail
Norfolk still no further sign of Serin Holme NOA behind observatory in pines by footpath by 2pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still 1.50pm viewed from start of sea wall footpath +showing well
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Beighton
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB still 1.03pm in overflow car park
Norfolk no further sign of Serin Holme NOA behind observatory in pines by footpath by 1pm
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Titchwell still by Gypsy Lane at 8am
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster viewed from footpath by Broad Lane at 12.15pm
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Burnham Deepdale on pool viewed from coastal path mid morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Deepdale in flight from coastal path mid morning
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills y'day Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Hickling Broad NWT still on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Serin Holme NOA behind observatory in pines by footpath at c8.30am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on tidal pool +2.Turtle Doves still in overflow car park
Norfolk Little Gull y'day Titchwell RSPB still +Turtle Dove still