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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.

Saturday 6th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 15:45 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Waveney Forest flew to roost at 16:27 + Male Hen Harrier
> Norfolk Great White Egret Admiralty Point + Ringtail Hen Harrier IP25 7RP TF955057
> Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn on mud at docks early a/noon PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park 12:45 at N/end of Lake NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth N/of Waterways early mrng NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns mid mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 9:30 on lake at N/end + 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard S/of Choseley Drying Barns in field at 08:38 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Burnham Overy Staithe in the main channel at 14:05
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Waxham towards pipe dump NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham opposite Funky Mackerel cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Female Scaup Barton Broad NR12 8AZ TG357222
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe at 12:10 PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 10:20 PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Warham Greens over saltmarsh at 08:45 NR23 1QD TF943437