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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.

Saturday 28th November 2015

Norfolk news from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 14:13 over saltmarsh s/of pits over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 07:56 S/of pits TF650328
> Norfolk Cattle Egret N/over Sharrington at 10:00 toward Blakeney
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster Staithe in wood near Friars Thorne Farm PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Nunnery Lakes at 14:12 on D lake then flew/S IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT from Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Adult Black Brant Binham 500m/W of Abbey Farm
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon at Santon Warren this mrng
> Norfolk 3 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 12:35 from c/p but elusive NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton-on-Sea on North Beach
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Waxwing Santon Santon Warren, w/of level crossing
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB TF650328
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Stiffkey Campsite Wood from c/p this a/noon. NR23 1QF TF964439
> Norfolk 3 Waxwing Sculthorpe Moor at 09:52 NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham near Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 36 Snow Bunting Salthouse at end of Iron Road on beach NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Salthouse in off the sea at end of Iron Road NR25 7XW TG082443