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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.

Thursday 26th November 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at S/end over saltmarsh near pine plantation at 11:00 TF650328
> Norfolk 21 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 14:05 viewed from bank by mill but dispant NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Sculthorpe Mill in pub c/pk at 12:45 then flew pff NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT with Dark-bellied Brent Geese from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 2.5mls S/of Brancaster Staithe just E/of B1153 NE/of Sunderland Farm on large hay stack PE31 8PF TF783392
> Norfolk 14 Snow Bunting Horsey on beach + Purple Sandpiper on rocks NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 1 Ringtail) Warham Greens W/of Stiffkey Campsite c/pk at 16:00 NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB + Woodlark TF650328
> Norfolk 6 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines at W/side of paddock + Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham Village 14:15 over Saltmarsh at S/end + Spoonbill, Lapland Bunting over & 2 Hen Harrier (Male + Ringtail) TF650328
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common on E/side by path NR26 8RX TG165425