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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 Wednesday 18th November 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT

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Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Clippesby in field with Pink-footed Gees (+23.Common Cranes)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley on beach by car park this morning then flew west
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER Sheringham still at Beeston Common at SE corner 100yds west of south end of Caxton Park in willows opposite bench under oak at 10.34am (+Siberian Chiffchaff still) TG.165.421
Norfolk 11.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still at Lady Fen +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew SE past Mundesley at 10.55am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley on beach by car park
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 9.24am
Norfolk DESERT WHEATEAR ad.male still 1/2ml NE of Salthouse +east of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill on shingle ridge at 8.25am +showing well cTG.086.441
Norfolk Great Northern Diver y'day flew NW past Mundesley
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER y'day 2/3ml west of Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill still on north side by Weybourne Camp just east of 5-bar gate at 3.45pm TG.1016.4313