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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 9th December 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Probable 3 Penduline Tit Titchwell RSPB in reedbed left of Meon Shore Hide at 13:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB SW/of shore hide at 13:40 showing well TF650328
> Norfolk Male Pallid Harrier Egmere S/over fields at Waterden Lane towards Fakenham at 12:05 TH905375
> Norfolk 2 Red-breasted Goose Berney Marshes RSPB at 09:25 with Pink-footed Geese then flew W/ NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Burnham Overy PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls S/of Titchwell c1ml SE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 13:48 over wood viewed from minor road PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Harbour 09:20 at seaward end of Staithe Lane on beach W/of harbour mouth TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Thornham Point over dunes at 09:45
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull NNW/of King's Lynn just E/of River Great Ouse by Cross Bank Road at Fisher Fleet showing well PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier (2 Male + 3 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 5 Short-eared Owl Waveney Forest from mound + Male Hen Harrier
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe S/past Hopton-on-Sea late mrng NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB at 13:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Harbour PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB + Yellow-legged Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 20 Twite Thornham Harbour at 11:45 TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 8 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198