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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 17th July 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh late a'noon
Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse Heath
Norfolk Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB
Norfolk no sign of ad.Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this a'noon but 15.Spoonbills 5.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 3.10pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills Warham on freshmarsh
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this morning +Spotted Redshank still
Norfolk Turtle Dove East Dereham still at Harpers Green at Harpers Green Farm
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets (all ads) Burnham Overy still 12.50pm on saltmarsh viewed from 1st bench on sea wall towards dunes
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills 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 Lesser Emperor dragonfly Felbrigg Hall NT still at lake
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets (all ads) Burnham Overy still on saltmarsh viewed from 1st bench on sea wall towards dunes at 10.29am
Norfolk Osprey y'day Titchwell RSPB flew south over InFocus at 5pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull juv y'day Cley NWT on Pat's Pool in a'noon +Spotted Redshank ad.fem.Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa)
Norfolk Little Stint ad still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks still