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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.

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Seawatching today produced 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 6 adult Little Gulls, a Bonxie, 500 Common Scoters and 4 Red-breasted Mergansers. A Peregrine was also of note, and 2 Stonechats were again along the east bank. Three Shorelarks were at Thornham Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 10:20 E/of B1153 off Abbey Road at Abbey Farm briefly then flew/E PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Flitcham at 10:05 near Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns this mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB between Cantley and Freethorpe TG378039
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle late mrng TG476049
> Norfolk 12 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB this mrng NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Flitcham at 10:00 PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle TG476049
> Norfolk 8 Bean Goose Kelling in fields near Malthouse Beach Road at 09:45 NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham Point at 09:25