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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 15th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR by 17:30 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park opposite nature stop 2 at 14:46 + 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by junction in paths early a/noon + 2 Twite
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe at Gun Hill
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster Staithe at 12:02 SW/of Sunderland Farm then flew/WNW TF792410
> Norfolk No Sign of Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves this mrng TL815900
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Burgh St.Peter N/of River Waveney in cattle field S/of Eastend Farm by track at 10:00. Park at Boon's Heath & walk/S NR34 0BF TM469918
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake opposite information board 8 late mrng NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 08:25 N/of Barns briefly PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 17:25 + Bittern PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at 17:05 in main channel PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Bittern Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Shag past Sheringham this mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Staithe at Gun Hill
> Norfolk 37 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on the beach this a/noon then flew/N NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common in SW/corner near path by houses NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham opposite seawtaching shelter NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Puffin Sheringham on the sea early mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435