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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 3rd December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB this a/noon over Saltmarsh SW/of southern pit but distant TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB over saltmarsh SW/of pits at 10:20 then Flew SW TF650328
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Brancaster at 15:45 W/of B1153 over copse opposite Field House Farm PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard 2mls S/of Titchwell S/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields at 14:30 + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn at14:15 just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 22 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB viewable from S/end of Burnt House Road TG378039
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane S/of Horsey Mill
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach by harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose between Stanhoe & Brancaster late a/noon witk Pink-footed Geese + 2 Barnacle Goose
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes W/of fence NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT at 13:20 in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour this a/noon TG028441
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore late mrng + Spotted Redshank & Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap at 11:45 high tide
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe NE/of Blakeney Harbour in New Glaven Channel TG028441
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Beeston Common in tree by paddocks flew S/ NR26 8RX TG165425