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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 Sunday 28th March 2021

Another very windy day, the only moths in the traps were a single Hebrew Character and the micro-moth Acleris hastiana.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls flew past Weybourne this morning
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w flew north past Waxham this morning (+5+Great Northern Divers Yellow Wagtail over)
Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham Sands Holiday Park
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still by visitor centre
Norfolk 4.Black Redstarts (1.male) Northrepps in gardens north of church at midday
Norfolk Great White Egret Limpenhoe still just south of railway from Well Road/ Marsh Road junction at midday
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Holkham at south end of Holkham Park near Longlands at 11.30am
Norfolk Osprey Norwich flew north over Thorpe at 12.45pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still between Horsey Corner car park +Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Roydon Common NNR at 9.45am: 1.flew south, 1.landed in heather near top of hill near gully
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again flew west along beach