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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.

Thursday 24th December 2015

An Iceland Gull flew west past Holme Golf Course.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Scarning
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant N/of Binham by minor road to Stiffkey late a/noon + 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose & adult hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Sea Palling at midday in field with white cattle by Hickling Road opposite Lound Cottage NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Wells at 15:20 briefly around harbour NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Wells at 14:20 on High Street around Christmas Tree NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell SE/of Choseley Drying Barns this a/noon in field by bend 1/4ml S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach by Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Holkham NNR at 11:00 500yds W/of Lady Ann's Drive N/of A149 by ruined Farm but distant TF884451
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of East Bank at 10:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Choseley Drying Barns + Hen Harrier Flitcham PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 8 Twite Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier (3 Male + 2 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Pool W/of main path + Spotted Redshank on brackish marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in harbour at 10:05 PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Choseley Drying Barns at 08:10 over fields S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420