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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 25th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest + Ringtail Hen Harrier TG457011
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard S/ of Brancaster By B1153 E/ over Field House Farm at 14:40 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NE/of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at 13.20 near railway IP27 0TS TL833873
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:40 from Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:20 NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from A149 but distant NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by fence near bend in sea wall at 10:30
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes just N/of Gun Hill at 10:15 PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk 10 Twite Thornham Harbour at 16:00 by bench coastal path to Holme NOA TF728441 TF728441
> Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting W/of Holkham Gap at 10:30
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe late mrng but distant, Access from Harbour Way PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad but distant NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Brancaster Staithe W/over golf course at 09:40 PE31 8BJ TF794442