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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.

Monday 9th November 2015


Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT in field by West Bank late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2nd Winter Caspian Gull Overstrand on beach + House Martin NR27 0PF TG246410
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Titchwell RSPB S/of Parrinder Hide mid mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on beach near pier then flew/E. NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Humpback Whale Hemsby at 07:20 offshore but distant NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + Black-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, 4 Spotted Redshank & 2 Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Bewick's Swan W/past Sheringham at 08:45 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 6 Bewick's Swan Aylsham in field just/E of the A140 on N/side of B1354 TG192269
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Hen Harrier W/over Titchwell RSPB at 13:15 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 12 Bewick's Swan Cley NWT at 12:31 on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 11:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Bewick's Swan Cley Marshes NWT on Pat's Pool briefly + Red-necked Grebe past on the sea, Velvet Scoter, Bonxie & 2 Merlin NR25 7SA TG049441