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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 26th March 2021

A rough day with rain, but mild. A Wheatear was on the grazing marsh this morning and 9 Black-tailed Godwits were also counted. A Bar Owl was hunting and 7+ Chiffchaffs were around the recording area, with 2 Cetti's Warblers also heard.

A single Hebrew Character was in the moth trap.

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Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Northrepps
Norfolk Wheatear Hopton-on-Sea along cliffs
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still 11.50am +Great White Egret
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Weybourne Camp flew east this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Limpenhoe still just north of railway from Well Road/ Marsh Road junction at 7.30am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes flew east over Sidestrand at 8.15am
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Cley NWT flew east