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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 18th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 14:22 showing well over stubble field e/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 13:39 briefly over stubble field e/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle on Glebe Marsh by sea wall then flew upstream at 12:40 TG476049
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle on Glebe Marsh at 11:04 TG476049
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle on Breydon Water TG476049
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Docking TF785409
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 14:10 on rough ground off concrete road to sewage works n/of level crossing & E/of railway.
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT showing well from Babcock Hide at 12:48 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Tundra Bean Goose Langham in field opposite gamekeeper's cottage s/of B1156 near Smoker's Hole
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Blakeney Harbour circling over outer harbour early a/noon TG028441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh early a/noon NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Bay from A149 by church entrance at 11:40 NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach just n/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of reserve NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Langham at 09:50 S/of B1156 near Smoker's Hole
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT 08:20 at e/end on beach by Thornham Harbour mouth
> Norfolk 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes from permissive path at 13:20 IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens over marshes NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Cley Marshes NWT on The Serpentine 100m n/of c/p NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes in field on w/side of Little Ouse as viewed from permissive path along northern lake IP24 2YW TL873822