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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 20th March 2020

Moth Traps - 4 Hebrew Character, 1 Small Quaker, 1 Diurnea fagella
Four Mediterranean Gull on Redwell Marsh
Four Twite on Thornham Coal Barn

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Welney WWT still +Common Crane
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts (both fem/1w.male) South Creake still in garden
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Bull Marsh this morning
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Holme Dunes NWT still on flash south of entrance track
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Cley flew east past beach car park this morning
Norfolk Garganey drk Holme Dunes NWT still on flash south of entrance track at 12.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh still viewed from Friary Hills NT
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 11.45am. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR still 10am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew south over Roydon Common NNR at 9.54am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on