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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.

Monday 11th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 10:20 E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB E/over the visitor centre at 14:40 + 2 Water Pipit on grazing meadow & Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 10 Tundra Bean Goose Langham
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth 14:14 at Waterways NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 14:30, walk through NT gate on bend in sea wall and view base of fence after 80m
> Norfolk No Sign of Cattle Egret Request For Information Pentney GPs by late mrng
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:25 from Joe Jordan Hide + AD Med Gull top of Lady Anne's Drive this mrng NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Stiffkey on saltmarsh north of sea wall NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk 10 Whooper Swan Ludham Airfield at 14:30 + 100 Bewick's Swan
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver Barton Broad at 14:30 NR12 8AZ TG357222
> Norfolk Adult White-fronted Goose Snettisham RSPB on southern pit TF650328
> Norfolk 5 Adult Little Gull past Hopton-on-Sea + Bonxie NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 09:10 PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 37 Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR at 13:30 on the beach opposite "40" sign NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley NWT by East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Morston NR25 7DJ TG011444