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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 Friday 5th February 2021

At least 10 Pochard were still present together with 130 Curlew and 70 Golden Plover on the grazing marsh. A Red Kite drifted over just west of Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w 3.5mls west of Norwich at Earlham Marsh at 1.30pm TG.188.086
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney GPs at Chapel Break Road in paddock by River Yare this a'noon
Norfolk Slav Grebe Ormesby Broad still tho distant
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Thurne in horse field just south of staithe late morning
Norfolk 2.Ravens east of Colney GPs flew west at 10.25am
Norfolk Great White Egret Marlingford still from Marlingford Bridge by River Yare at mill at 7.58am but no sign at 9am
Norfolk Scaup 1w.fem Whitlingham Ctry Park still at Great Broad in conservation area at 9.10am
Norfolk Twite y'day Thornham Harbour still