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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 Monday 11th November 2019

Highlights today were a flock of 40 Snow Buntings on the beach and a Short-eared Owl hunting the dunes north of the paddocks.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh briefly this a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 3.05pm viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay +showing well
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 2.25pm viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh still from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 1.57pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 1.20pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT in car park at south end of East Bank
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.30pm viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 12.08pm viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still 100yds west of crosstracks at 11.54am tho elusive
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still late morning Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv.drk Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank. Purpe Sand on Arnold's Marsh from hide
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still 11.45am in field west of pitch +putt course
Norfolk Raven Winterton North Dunes from plantation on beach
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still mid morning Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells still 10.32am in field north of Holkham Road tho distant TF.908.438
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells in field before quay at 9.50am then flew over bank towards Holkham Pines
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Winterton Dunes flew south past huts
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank at east end of Arnold's Marsh at 7.27am