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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 23rd February 2021

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT flew east past Babcock Hide at 11.45am

Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp still

Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Pentney GPs still

Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water still at South Wall off pumphouse

Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still

Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still 

Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Holme Dunes flew west over pines at 11.15am

Norfolk 7.Russian White-fronted Geese Postwick Marshes still 12.20pm

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Watling Water

Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Salthouse still west of Iron Road in channel 150yds south of beach at 8am

Norfolk Spoonbill flew over Holkham Freshmarsh at 9.05am

Norfolk 42.Bewick's Swans flew east over Horsey Corner at 9.27am

Norfolk White Wagtail male y'day Salthouse east of north end of Beach Road

Norfolk 40.Bewick's Swans flew east over Colney. 40.Bewick's Swans flew NNE over West Earlham at 8.48am

Norfolk 40.Bewick's Swans flew east over Colney. 40.Bewick's Swans flew NNE over West Earlham at 8.48am

Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew south over Honingham early morning