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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 Monday 22nd February 2021

A quiet day, but 2+ Crossbills, 3 Siskins and 4 Redpolls flew over calling mid morning.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still
Norfolk 33.Bewick's Swans flew east over How Hill NNR at 9.30am
Norfolk Common Crane Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 1.35pm
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes west of Norwich flew west over Colney GPs at 9.33am
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Salthouse still west of Iron Road in channel c150yds south of beach ridge at 9.31am
Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes west of Norwich flew west over north side of Earlham Cemetery at c9.20am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Norwich flew over City Road at 9.16am
Norfolk Common Crane Norwich in Thorpe St.Andrew flew west over Thunder Lane at c9.10am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Norwich flew over Britannia Road at c9.10am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male y'day Terrington St.Clement over marsh west of wildfowlers' car park at 1pm