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COVID-19 Update Monday 12th April 2021

Further to the lifting of restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021 the NOA reserves and car parks remain open to visitors but hides remain closed. We are hoping to be able to open hides to visitors on Monday 17th May 2021 in line with expected changes to government restrictions, and will post further updates on this page prior to the changes commencing.
We continue to thank all our members and visitors for their patience, and for continuing to keep our staff and visitors safe.



Trial of Booking System for NWT Holme Dunes From Saturday 24th April



Trial of Booking System for NWT Holme Dunes From Saturday 24th April the NWT reserve at Holme Dunes will be trialling a booking system for use of its car park. Those members and visitors wishing to park in the NWT car park at Holme will need to book their place online in advance.
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.

Thursday 1st October 2015

Another day of visible migration, with highlights including a Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed, 2 Cetti's Warblers ringed, on the sea 1500 Common Scoters, 19 Red-throated Divers, 25 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Arctic Skuas, 2 Razorbills and 17 Sandwich Terns, 180+ Pink-feet, 104 Brent Geese, 44 Wigeon, 218 Teal, a Water Rail, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Song Thrushes, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20 Redpolls, and 36 Siskins.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods E/of The Dell early a/noon with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Spoonbill at Holme PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common at 15:30
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler just S/of Titchwell Village 14:20 at S/end of Chalkpit Lane at Titchwell Chalkpit PE31 8BB TF758437
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at 12:40 just E/of MeAls House
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery by gates NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes 2 at High Dune 1 at Totem Pole Bushes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA at 08:20 trapped & ringed, will be released by The Obs at 08:45 TF717450
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT by beach c/pk at 14:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Winterton North Dunes near totem pole NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape this a/noon NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Firecrest Winterton South Dunes in oaks S/of Hermanus restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Snettisham Coastal Park this mrng TF648335
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater past Walcott early mrng + 3 Shag NR12 0LZ TG359329
> Norfolk Osprey Elsing at Three Bridges Farm at 10:00, do not enter farm NR20 3EQ