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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.

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

3 Shorelark were again at Thornham Point today, and a Slavonian Grebe was in Thornham Channel. A Greenshank was at Gore Point and a single Crossbill flew over east.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB S/of South Pits this a/noon showing well + Male Hen Harrier TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB SW/of South pits over saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn at Fisher Fleet by Cross Bank Road on mud at 15:30 PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at 14:00 E/of beach road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 21 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB at 13:50 TG378039
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour on beach at harbour mouth + 20 Twite TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 4 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB + 15 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG378039
> Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB this mrng from main track NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Thornham in Thornham Channel this a/noon PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198