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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 5th September 2020

On the sea today 2 Red-throated Divers, 60 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Great Skuas and 44 Sandwich Terns were recorded. Also of note today were 2 Red Kites, 6 Buzzards, a Water Rail, 50 Lapwings, 93 Curlew, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 150 Bar-tailed Godwits, single Ruff and Curlew Sandpiper, Common and Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank, juvenile Peregrine and a White Wagtail.

 

Norfolk News from Rare Bird Alert

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Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still 4.33pm Waxham SE of Shangri-la chalet at east end of Money Lane viewed from coast path

Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham on rocks at east end of promenade at 8.30am

Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB

Norfolk Wryneck Winterton Dunes in South Dunes

Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park at 9.40am

Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne still 2.14pm at Weybourne Camp in brambles by pines viewed from beach

Norfolk White-winged Black Tern juv still 1.15pm 1ml SE of Cantley at Cantley beet factory at SW lagoon +showing well. Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST TG.391.026

Norfolk Purple Sand Wells at east end of quay by whelk huts 12.45pm +showing well

Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still. Spotted Redshank from Friends Hide

Norfolk 2.Red-backed Shrikes (both 1w) still Waxham between Money Lane +Portakabins at 1.10pm

Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands 1ml SE of Cantley at Cantley beet factory this morning. Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST TG.391.026

Norfolk Wood Sand just E.of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml E of steam railway entrance +8.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431

Norfolk 14.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB +Curlew Sand

Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1w still Waxham SE of Shangri-la chalet +south of Money Lane from coast path by Portaloos

Norfolk no news on Red-backed Shrike Waxham

Norfolk Wood Sand still 1ml SE of Cantley at Cantley beet factory in NE corner of southernmonst pool at 10.23am +juv.Curlew Sand still. Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST TG.391.026

Norfolk White-winged Black Tern juv still 9.40am 1ml SE of Cantley at Cantley beet factory at SW lagoon +showing well. Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST TG.391.026

Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne still at Weybourne Camp in brambles by pines viewed from beach at 8.50am

Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end

Norfolk 2.Whinchats Stiffkey west of campsite in field by logn path at 7.04am

Norfolk White-winged Black Tern juv still 1ml SE of Cantley at Cantley beet factory at SE lagoon. Sign-in at gate +keep to footpaths NR13 3ST