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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 Tuesday 24th November 2020

A dry but rather breezy day, highlights included a Kingfisher, 2 Great White Egrets and 6 Twite at Thornham Harbour, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers in Thornham Channel, a Bearded Tit, 3 Rock Pipits, 2 Bullfinches and a Siskin were also of note.


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Norfolk 19.Snow Buntings Winterton still on beach

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

Norfolk 6.Twite Thornham Harbour still by boats. 2.Great White Egrets on saltmarsh at 12.20pm

Norfolk 15.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still +Great White Egret

Norfolk Cattle Egret y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB again flew to roost late a'noon

Norfolk 83.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Cantley Marsh RSPB still +Great White Egret

Norfolk Cattle Egret flew west over Thornham at 12.33pm

Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv south of Cley again west of Glandford Road in flooded field north of Bridgefoot Lane this a'noon TG.046.428

Norfolk 4.Bewick's Swans (2.ads) y'day Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh briefly 7.26am then flew west. Long-tailed Duck still just west of north end of East Bank on pool

Norfolk 7.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still

Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water still

Norfolk c25.Snow Buntings east of Holkham Gap in roped-off area at 11.29am

Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Snettisham RSPB on beach just south of sailing club at 10.52am

Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on beach c300yds east of beach car park at 10.44am TG.050.452

Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.06am

Norfolk no sign of juv.Lesser Yellowlegs south of Cley west of Glandford Road in flooded field north of Bridgefoot Lane by 8.02am