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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 Tuesday 4th June 2019

A pleasant but quiet morning gave way to rain mid afternoon. Highlights early on included Turtle Dove, Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Little Terns along the Broadwater. Later on once the showers began some 160 Swifts were noted flying east, a Great White Egret was seen on the marsh and 4 Cuckoos were seen in the dunes.

Eyed and Small Elephant Hawk-moths were in the traps along with Tawny Shears, 3 Ferns and a Fox Moth whilst butterflies seen included Wall Browns, Small Heaths, Green Hairstreak and Brown Argus'.

One of the Common Cuckoos seen in the paddocks - Holme-next-the-Sea, June 2019

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Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB (+Spoonbill Turtle Dove) PE21 8BB
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still early evng with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Quail male singing Holme Dunes on saltings
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets Blakeney Freshes still with cattle viewable from Friary Hills NT at 7.15am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT still on Simmond's Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.52am +1s.Little Gull