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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 2nd December 2020

 A grey damp day here at the coast, with c2,000 Pink footed Geese on the grazing marsh and at least two Bearded Tits around the Broadwater edge being the highlights for the day.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 2.16pm in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT again on North Scrape early morning with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +4.Common Cranes
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Breydon Water at east end then flew west
Norfolk 18.Scaup Hunstanton off jet ski ramp +Black Redstart briefly
Norfolk Bewick's Swan juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh late morning
Norfolk Little Stint ad Snettisham RSPB still on The Wash at 10.01am
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Choseley drying barns
Norfolk 15.Bewick's Swans between Waxham +Ingham in field west of road
Norfolk LESSER YELLOWLEGS juv Wiveton still in field just east of Leatherpool Lane/ The Street junction at 9.15am TG.041.433
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls (both juvs) still Winterton 1ml north of Beach Road on beach at 9.10am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Winterton still 1ml north of Beach Road on beach from southernmost seal viewpoint at 8.21am