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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 12th November 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Hooded Crow between Horsey +Winterton +Raven still
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area this a'noon TF.896.458
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still 2.30pm Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh +showing well
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Sheringham flew in off sea at 11am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard reported Holkham Freshmarsh mid a'noon
Norfolk HUME'S WARBLER Holkham Pines still c100yds west of crosstracks briefly 1pm tho elusive
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Park flew over Holkham Hall at c9.45am
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still mid morning Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Black Guillemot y'day flew west past Cley
Norfolk LITTLE BITTERN male again Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Pool from screen
Norfolk Shorelark Winterton North Beach opposite pine plantation then flew south
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv.drk Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk ISABELLINE WHEATEAR still Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on shingle bank by Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk no sign of Isabelline Wheatear Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still viewable from road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay