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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.

Friday 29th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 14:00 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road N/of Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Ranworth Broad NWT at 16:20 but distant NR13 6HS TG358151
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth 14:45 at Waterways NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT over Stubb Mill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at Beaconsfield Recreational Park NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Ranworth Broad NWT at 11:00 NR13 6HS TG358151
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes 10:15 at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns E/of drying barns + Hen Harrier PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great White Egret Wof Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh at 08:30 N/of Watton Road by River Yare 300yds W/of Colney Church TG178080
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach + Short-eared Owl & 2 Bonxie NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 15:00 on S/side PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 09:50 on S/side 100yds from crossroads showing well PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB at 08:10 PE31 8BB TF759436