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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 Thursday 26th November 2020

Highlights today included at least two Bearded Tits around the Broadwater, the immature female Peregrine again on and around the Grazing Marsh, a Snow Bunting west along the beach and single Woodcock and Bullfinch.

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Norfolk c4.Black-throated Divers (3.ads) Holkham Bay +3.Great Northern Divers (1.ad) Velvet Scoter

Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad this a'noon. Use Filby Bridge car park +walk north to viewpoint TG.460.142

Norfolk BLACK-THROATED THRUSH fem y'day Weybourne in garden briefly in morning but no further sign by midday today

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still c400yds north of concrete blocks on beach at 10am

Norfolk Short-eared Owl Dersingham Bog at 11.09am

Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Norton (not Burnham Overy Marshes)

Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Norton (not Burnham Overy Marshes)

Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes

Norfolk 10.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still

Norfolk 3.Scaup (all 1w) still Ranworth Broad NWT from visitor centre boardwalk +3.Swallows briefly

Norfolk 3.Black-throated Divers (all ads) Holkham Bay +2.Great Northern Divers 2+Slav Grebes

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.02am

Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Old Hunstanton still on beach

Norfolk 18.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB

Norfolk 18.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB