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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 Saturday 1st June 2019

A Spotted Flycatcher was seen briefly in the pines whilst other interest included Turtle Dove, Grasshopper Warbler, Mediterranean Gull, several Cuckoos and 16 Little Terns. A Great White Egret was seen in the afternoon.

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Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB in car park this morning
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance this evng. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Salthouse flew east over marshes at 7.10pm
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing SW of Wymondham at Morley St.Botolph near primary school at 5pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool c4.30-5pm then flew high SW
Norfolk Honey Buzzard just east of Briston briefly c4.25pm
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes till 4.10pm with cattle viewable from top of Friary Hills NT then flew west
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still 3.40pm by start of footpath to beach
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still 11.30am with cattle viewable from top of Friary Hills NT
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still by Beach Road from sea wall at 10.05am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Woodton on south side at 6am
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still mid morning with cattle viewable from top of Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley over saltmarsh near Beach Road sluice mid morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water still early morning +2.Spoonbills
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes with cattle viewable from top of Friary Hills NT at 7.53am
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end at 7am
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT at 6.15am
Norfolk 9.Cattle Egrets Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 4.30am then flew towards North Foreland Wood