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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 4th December 2015

3 Shorelark were again at Thornham Point, and 24 Snow Buntings were also seen, together with 2 Rock Pipits.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 13:09 over saltmarsh near southern pit but mobile TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB 12:50 at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk Possible Gull-billed Tern Reported W/past West Runton at 10:15 but distant
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns over fields at 14:45 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Point on beach + 24 Snow Bunting PE36 6NH TF740451
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 15:00 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet but mobile PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh W/of Lady Ann's Drive this a/noon TF884451
> Norfolk 2 Little Auk E/past Titchwell RSPB at 11:15 + 2 Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren by river right of St.Helen's c/pk at 11:30 IP27 0TT TL829872
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Aylmerton by The Street in cattle field till 07:30 then flew NW/over church
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Spotted Redshank on brackish marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Hawfinch Cley next the Sea 14:00 at N/end of Church Lane NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB flew W/long beach this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in harbour at 13:15 showing well PE31 8BJ TF794442