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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 7th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 16:58 + 4 Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 16:27 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 16:09 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 12:50 at Abbey Farm PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier Flitcham at 10:30 1/2ml E/of B1153 off Abbey Road over stubble field at Abbey Farm + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 6BU TF726266
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Titchwell RSPB on the beach at midday then flew/W + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Iceland Gull King's Lynn + Male Hen Harrier Lynn Point PE30 2QA TF631204
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide + 100 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park at 14:40 on lake NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh late mrng by bend in sea wall by gate + 6 Twite
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Titchwell RSPB at 11:33 on beach PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Titchwell RSPB on the beach late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park mid mrng at S/end of lake + 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh mid mrng TG178080
> Norfolk Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on main lake at 09:00 NR23 1RN
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard S/of Choseley Drying Barns W/of road at 09:00 PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey at 16:40 NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Roydon Common NNR late a/noon PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour TG028441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 21 Snow Bunting on the beach PE31 8BB TF759436