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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 Monday 23rd November 2020

A Sea watch on the high tide during the early afternoon, produced two dark phased juvenile Pomarine Skuas, two Red-throated Divers and a Kittiwake.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east past Stiffkey Creek at 1.05pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 1.27pm
Norfolk no further sign of Glossy Ibis Cley NWT by 2.17pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv south of Cley still 2.25pm west of Glandford Road in flooded field north of Bridgefoot Lane TG.0466.427
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv south of Cley still 1.51pm west of Glandford Road in 1st field north of Bridgefoot Lane then flew south towards Holt TG.0466.427
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT landed near hide on marsh east of Walsey Hills NOA viewed from East Bank
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT flew in off the sea by West Bank
Norfolk no sign of ad.male.Desert Wheatear 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill this morning cTG.086.441
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv south of Cley still 12.34pm west of Glandford Road in 1st field north of Bridgefoot Lane TG.0466.427
Norfolk 3+Waxwings y'day Cromer in garden on west side at Barclay Close (for 2nd day)
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Cley in flooded field west of Glandford Road at 11.15am
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.32am
Norfolk 5.Snow Buntings Old Hunstanton on beach at 11.02am
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv again Cley NWT on pools by footpath by A149 early morning then flew
Norfolk 4.Whooper Swans (2.ads) Holkham Freshmarsh from Lady Anne's Drive at 9.27am
Norfolk 4.Whooper Swans (2.ads) Cley NWT flew west at 8.25am