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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



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.

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile American Golden Plover Breydon Water at 15:35 use the rugby club c/p. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Gramborough Hill in brambles at 12:30 NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk 2 Siberian Chiffchaff Weybourne at Weybourne Camp NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB late a/noon. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Cley NWT in off the sea. + Purple Sandpiper flew/E. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens late a/noon. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + Twite & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 6 Short-eared Owl Gramborough Hill flew in off the sea mid a/noon NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Dartford Warbler Horsey on path to Brograve Mill NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Black Redstart Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Male Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks + 25 Common Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach at NE/end of East Bank + Ringtail Hen Harrier over reedbed NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk No Sign of Pallas's Warbler Waxham by 10:00 N/of Shangri-La chalet NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater E/past Weybourne this mrng. + Short-eared Owl in off the sea. NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Black Redstart Burnham Deepdale at 07:37 on backpackers hotel roof PE31 8FB TF803442