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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 Saturday 22nd February 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 11.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end at 2.09pm
Norfolk 32.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings just north of Snettisham RSPB on sea wall at 12.30pm
Norfolk Hawfinch still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 5.Lapland Buntings Winterton
Norfolk Common Crane Welney WWT still
Norfolk Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn TF.728.443
Norfolk Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 12.30pm TF.728.443
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Potter Heigham still in cattle field west of Herbert Woods boatyard viewed from gate at end of footpath
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn at 11.55am TG.420.124
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Halvergate Marshses still west of Branch Road at 10.30am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 15.Whooper Swans Wymondham flew NE over north end at 9.07am
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford by Ringstead Road 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm on dung heaps at 8.18am PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk 40.Snow Buntings Winterton on North Beach