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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 Wednesday 24th March 2021

A look at the sea early morning produced three Eider west, in the company of two Shoveler, which made an interesting comparison. Five Great Crested Grebe and three Red-breasted Mergansers were also noted.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB at 2.02pm +Little Ringed Plover
Norfolk Black Redstart Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Ormesby Little Broad still 11.35am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.White-tailed Eagles (both imms) Horsey from Nelson Head track at 10.10am
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts reported west of Ditchingham at Ditchingham Lodge at Vineyard Cottage
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey in field south of Nelson Head track at 8.54am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle (unringed) imm Hickling Broad NWT 6am-8.40am then flew to Horsey
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Horsey
Norfolk Great White Egret Limpenhoe just north of railway from Well Road/ Marsh Road junction
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv Horsey still 7.27am from layby south of windpump
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still +Common Crane
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Horsey still viewed north from layby south of windpump at 7.03am