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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 30th November 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Cattle Egret ESE of Claxton at Langley Green opposite Monks Terrace at 3.15pm
Norfolk 72.Little Gulls y'day flew SE past Mundesley 7.15-11.15am +Short-eared Owl flew NW
Norfolk 3.Tundra Bean Geese Billockby in field this morning with Pink-footed Geese (12+Common Cranes Thurne in field tho distant)
Norfolk 25.Russian White-fronted Geese California in fields at 10.30am
Norfolk 38.Bewick's Swans flew west over Cley NWT 8.30-11am +White-fronted Goose 2.Slav Grebes ad.Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Blakeney Freshmarsh flew over saltmarsh at Agar Creek at 3pm
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Wiveton still in field just east of Leatherpool Lane/ The Street junction at 10.18am TG.041.433
Norfolk 9.Bewick's Swans (8.ads) Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR flew south over Great Snare Hill at 10.10am
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.06am
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose juv Winterton on beach near car park
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) Winterton 1ml north of Beach Road on beach between groynes.55 +56 at 9am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still 1ml north of Beach Road on beach between groynes.55 +56 at 8.50am
Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Horsey
Norfolk 36.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day flew past California +84.Scaup flew south +46.Little Gulls flew south