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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.

Thursday 18th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Male Pallid Harrier 4mls ENE of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR at 17:00 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull NNE/of East Winch Ashwicken Lake
> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (1 1st Winter + 1 2nd Winter) Blackborough End Tip .Access to site restricted to Narvos members only, Non members view from public rights of way PE32 1SF TF667149
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake by Stop 2 on Nature Trail + Female Red-crested Pochard, 2 Scaup & hybrid drake Ferruginous Duck x Pochard NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Cattle Egret 1ml S/of Burgh St.Peter just N/of river Waveney in cattle field by track to Eastend Farm this a/noon. Park at Boon's Heath & walk S/to view NR34 0BF TM469918
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves at W/end of sheep field W/of entrance track at 12:15 TL815900
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes mid mrng on beach 300yds N/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe in main channel this a/noon. Access from Harbour Way PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 4 Ringtail) Warham Greens this evng in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 14:25 then flew W/towards pines IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Blakeney Freshmarsh at 10:00