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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 20th January 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Burgh Castle at w/end today + Hen Harrier today & Short-eared Owl TG476049
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 15:43 at Abbey Farm this a/noon over stubble PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Serin Downham Market at 16:00 on rough ground by concrete road to sewage works c.200m N/of Fairfield Road level crossing but flew off/E.
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 14:45 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe mid a/noon E/of Gun Hill
> Norfolk Little Auk Walcott on the sea at 14:40 NR12 0LZ TG359329
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley Marshes NWT from Babcock Hide showing well late mrng + 2 Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT 13:30 on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at 13:20 on roof at Ferrier Road NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy on beach W/of boardwalk at 13:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at Waterways again briefly NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh at 12:28
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster late mrng PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh but elusive + 7 Twite
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT at 10:48 from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham flew in and landed by N/side of saltmarsh at 08:50 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Nunnery Lakes at 13:20 IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Tottenhill GPs
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB at 16:00 TF650328
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham opposite Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Scaup Reported Felbrigg Hall NT is a Tufted Duck NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Scaup Felbrigg Hall NT on lake at 12:30 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on drained pool + 2 Spotted Redshank on tidal pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Weybourne at pumping station W/of Beech Lane at 11:15 NR25 7SR TG111435