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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 19th March 2021

A juvenile White-tailed Eagle was at Thornham Point and at least 7 Crossbills were in the pines, with 2 Siskins and a Brambling also of interest around the reserve.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne still
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Martham in garden
Norfolk 2+Snow Buntings Cley NWT
Norfolk Common Crane flew over Stiffkey this a'noon
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv Thornham still 12.10pm off Thornham Channel tho mobile
Norfolk Common Crane Cley NWT flew west at 1.34pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water by South Wall this a'noon +2.White Wagtails
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Breydon Water off South Wall midway between Breydon Bridge +Burgh Castle at 7.43am then flew north
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Thornham over Beacon Hill Wood