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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 25th November 2015

Three Chiffchaffs were noted during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 14:20 showing well on saltmarsh. TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 14:20 showing well on saltmarsh. TF650328
> Norfolk Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 12:45 S of Southern Pit showing well. TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 09:40 nr. pine belt S/pits. TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster at 11:30 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Possible Great White Egret W/over Loddon from the A146 at 07:30
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT showing well near Babcock Hide c/p NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua Wells at 15:30 over the lifeboat station NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB at 13:00 + Male Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk Humpback Whale past Winterton-on-Sea mid a/noon.
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Weybourne on shingle between Weybourne and Salthouse NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Point 13:20 today.
> Norfolk No Sign of Shorelark Titchwell RSPB + 3 Little Gull flew W, 2 Bonxie & 2 Water Pipit on Thornham Pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham in creek at harbour then flew E. + 18 Twite PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Caspian Gull Thetford at The Nunnery 08:50 on D lake. IP24 2EP TL873826
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB 09:53 Freshmarsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in the paddock at midday IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Cley NWT 1/2 mile E/of the N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Bradwell NR31 8QQ TG503038
> Norfolk 2 Waxwing Snettisham Village on Beach Road near A149 late a/noon TF650328
> Norfolk Sandwich Tern Flew E Weybourne past Weybourne Camp. NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water RSPB 09:00 hunting by rugby club then flew N NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB Saltmarsh S of Pits. TF650328