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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 12th December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at midday opposite Shore Hide showing well TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB opposite Shore Hide showing well at 11:00 TF650328
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water at 11:05 near hide then flew/N with Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Ten Mile Bank at 11:30 between here & Welney
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse opposite Dun Cow Pub + 500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose & Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling at 12:40 in field with cattle at TG417262 opposite Lound Cottages NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at 10:47 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet showing well PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 6 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at Eastgate Road + 5 Common Crane at Oby Marshes NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour on beach at harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 08:30 in first field S/of Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Hickling Broad NWT at 11:10 behind Stubb Mill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster at 11:05 in the harbour PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB + 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster in the harbour + Twite PE31 8AW TF772438