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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 15th November 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank y'day Welney WWT

Norfolk 4.Lapland Buntings Happisburgh still

Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still 12.18pm Salthouse at Gramborough Hill on north side. Follow COVID-19 guidelines TG.086.441

Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew past Sheringham +Great Northern Diver

Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still

Norfolk 20+Twite Cley NWT on saltmarsh off West Bank

Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Sheringham still at Beeston Common in willows opposite bench under oak at 11am

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.57am

Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Salthouse by Beach Road this morning

Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still Salthouse at Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge mid morning +showing well. Follow COVID-19 guidelines TG.086.441

Norfolk Great Northern Diver ad flew west past Cley at c9.35am

Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Mundesley flew SE in morning

Norfolk Great Northern Diver juv Cley on sea off Beach Hotel 8.10am-c8.20am then flew west

Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets y'day Welney WWT still