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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 8th May 2019

A rather miserable day though a few nice birds were noted, the best being an Osprey south east over the Grazing Marsh. Two Spoonbills, nine Black-tailed Godwit, two Ruff, two Common Sandpipers and a rather smart hepatic Cuckoo made up the supporting cast. The Wood Sandpiper was still on Redwell Marsh early morning, along with a Green Sandpiper.

Wood Sandpiper, Redwell Marsh
 
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Norfolk 17.Black Terns Barton Broad at 3.30pm tho distant
Norfolk 12+Black Terns Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end of Great Broad at 3.15pm +Arctic Tern
Norfolk Osprey Holme Dunes flew SE over gazing marsh at 3.25pm
Norfolk 3.Black Terns Colney GPs still this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT flew west over Eye Field at 2.05pm
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells on scrape from track north of A149 at steam railway entrance at 11am +2.Wood Sands. Keep to public rights of way TF.932.431
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Burnham Overy mid morning
Norfolk 3.Black Terns Titchwell RSPB at Reedbed Pool this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Titchwell RSPB at Reedbed Pool
Norfolk Garganey drk Welney WWT still from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 11.09am +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 4+Black Terns Colney GPs at 11am
Norfolk 16+Black Terns Barton Broad mid morning
Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1s Weybourne Camp by scrap pile still 8.15am
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 8.59am 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane TF.763.414
Norfolk 5.Dotterel still 7.53am 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field west of Chalkpit Lane TF.763.414
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills y'day flew west over Cley NWT
Norfolk Purple Heron 1s still Burnham Overy north of A149 layby west of track in cattle field from sea wall at 7.27am TF.855.445
Norfolk 5.Dotterel (2.fems) still 1.5mls south of Titchwell SE of Choseley drying barns in field viewed from Chalkpit Lane at 7am TF.763.414