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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 Friday 29th November 2019

On the sea today a drake Long-tailed Duck was on the sea and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Great Crested Grebe were also of interest. In Holme Village a Waxwing was calling on the corner of Eastgate and on the grazing marsh 120 Golden Plover were noted. Two Cetti's Warblers and 2 Stonechats were also of interest around the reserves.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Hooded Crow between Horsey +Winterton still on grazing marsh at 1.20pm. Raven still over plantation
Norfolk reported Slav Grebe Burnham Overy Staithe is a Little Grebe [reidentified from photograph]
Norfolk 25.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby by barn at 1.50pm tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 1.45pm +showing well
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe still 12.53pm in channel +Slav Grebe
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still 1pm from fishing platform tho distant
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1.5mls south of Thetford again at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk 3.Twite y'day Thornham Harbour still
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Burnham Overy Staithe still in channel at 11.56am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Broad late morning
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad Cley NWT in field by Babcock Hide at 11.42am with 250.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 27.Common Cranes Billockby in ploughed field NW of A1064 Caister Road at 10.35am
Norfolk Great White Egret Gapton Marshes at Harper's Lane tho distant
Norfolk Waxwing West Runton flew west over West Runton Heath at 10.30am
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Filby Broad still from fishing platform at 10.56am
Norfolk 5.White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still 10.36am at south end of Serpentine
Norfolk Cattle Egret y'day Welney WWT still +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 9.45am TF.911.441
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk 5.White-fronted Geese Cley NWT flew east over East Bank
Norfolk 23.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby by barn at 9.10am
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Marsh
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea