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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.

Sunday 6th December 2015

Three Shorelark were at Thornham Point once again, and on the NOA reserve a Cetti's Warbler was of note, as was a Peregrine flying over the pines heading west. A male Blackcap was in the scrub.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB mid a/noon at S/end over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 10:10 showing well at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme-next-the Sea by Thornham Harbour TF717450
> Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 13:45 NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn early a/noon just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet. PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Hemsby on the sea. NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Burnham Market at 15:00 off B1355 near Muckleton in beet field. + 2500 Pink-footed Goose
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley E/of Chalkpit Lane at 13:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard S/of Titchwell RSPB near Radio Mast at midday PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Shorelark Thornham Harbour at 11:40 at Thornham Channel mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk No Sign of Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley PE31 8PQ TF757420