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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 1st October 2019

Two Greenshank and a Great White Egret were noted on the Broadwater and two flocks of Snipe numbering 37 birds were also seen flying over during the morning. On the sea there were counts of 178 Brent Geese, 45 Gannets, 29 Pintail, five Red-throated Divers, seven Arctic Skuas, three Manx Shearwater and three Bonxies.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 2.05pm near junction of Meadow Trail +path to Fen Hide
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still 1.45pm on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk Firecrest Wells Woods between car park +2nd right-angle bend at 11.45am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Happisburgh on sea
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at Campsite Wood at west end [heard only]
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham still 11.45am at north end of Waxham Sands Holiday Park in scrub with tit flock viewed from coast path tho mobile
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Staithe still east of bend in sea wall
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still mid morning by Fen Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens still in copse at north end of Garden Drove
Norfolk Turtle Dove Waxham
Norfolk 3.Ruddy Shelducks Runham just east of council offices in stubble field with 76.Egyptian Geese
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at east end of car park in apple trees