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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.

Friday 11th December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 09:20 along coastal path beyond 1st hide TF650328
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 09:45 SE/of the barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Hickling Broads at 14:40 in field with cattle at TG417262 opposite Lound Cottages
> Norfolk Probable Black-bellied Dipper Glandford at Natural Surroundings on River Glaven this mrng only NR25 7JR TG044419
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 11:45 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet showing well PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at E/end on beach near mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 4 Common Crane Horsey at Horsey Mill NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at 10:30 on beach at harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB + Spoonbill & Male Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory + 93 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe past Hemsby on sea NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB at 15:30 on Thornham Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Hunstanton below cliffs on rocks late a/noon PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Waxwing Norwich landed in trees in Pilling Park at 15:50 NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk 34 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on shingle behind Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB + 3 Spotted Redshank & Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in harbour at 09:20 PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Nunnery Lakes at 08:35 IP24 2YW TL873822