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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 14th February 2016

A female Blackcap was near the Richardson hide and a female Merlin was out on the grazing marsh. 28 Twite were at Thornham Harbor and offshore a Gannet, 2 Fulmars, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, a Razorbill, 6 Kittiwakes and 8 Little Gulls were seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 15:53 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR late a/noon + 4 Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Ringstead at 15:57 N/of Green Lane in stubble field N/of Peddars Way
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 14:25 then flew/S PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake opposite information board 7 + 2 Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Cattle Egret Burgh St.Peter at 13:58 Park at Boon's Heath and walk/S to field by track S/of Eastend Farm NR34 0BF TM469918
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at 12:55 W/of entrance track TL815900
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by gate near ben in sea wall + 10 Twite
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns at 11:55 over Pines PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Staithe at Gun Hill mid mrng
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Downham Market by River Wissey opposite Wissington Beet Factory
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 08:30 by bend in sea wall + 7 Twite & Jack Snipe
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park opposite information sign 7 on lake + 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in the roost PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier W/past Stiffkey at 16:36 NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk 2 Little Gull past Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Bonxie Cley NWT off beach c/p + Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Bonxie E/past Trimingham this mrng NR11 8EG TG279388
> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater past Sheringham + 2 Little Gull & Bonxie NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in main channel late mrng PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Eccles-on-Sea at North Gap on the beach NR12 0SE TG404293
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on S/side PE35 6EJ TF672278