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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 12th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report of Black Kite W/over Little Walsingham at 15:15
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier 4mls ENE of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR at 17:00 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Happisburgh NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk 2 Iceland Gull (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) East Winch
> Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Blakeney Harbour this mrng in channel TG028441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 14:45 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 5 Caspian Gull (1 Adult + 3 1st Winter + 1 2nd Winter) Aldeby Landfill Site + 2 1w Yellow-legged Gull NR34 0AW TM447936
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth at Waterways early a/noon NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Cattle Egret S/of Burgh St.Peter till 15:05 just N/of river Waveney in cattle field by track to Eastend Farm then flew S/. Park at Boon's Heath & walk S/to view NR34 0BF TM469918
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh but mobile + 2 Water Pipit
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on roof above Norwich and Peterborough Building Society this a/noon NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Snettisham RSPB over fields by pits at 13:10 TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull between East Winch & Middleton S/of A47, N/of riding school at 12:30 + 2 Caspian Gull (Adult + 1st Winter)
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell 1/2ml E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 11:30 E/of barns viewed from Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park 11:00 at N/end of lake + drake hybrid Ferruginous Duck x Pochard NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at NT gate by bend in sea wall + Whimbrel
> Norfolk 7 Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh
> Norfolk 22 Snow Bunting Cley NWT E/of N/end of East Bank on shingle + Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Bittern SE/of Norwich at Whitlingham CP at Great Broad N/of island early mrng
> Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum this a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Happisburgh near lighthouse NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at 12:45 in channel showing well PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 09:45 IP26 5HW TL822943