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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.

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Roydon Common NNR at 16:10 7 appeared to go to roost at at 17:00
> Norfolk Sperm Whale Mundesley late mrng
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Weybourne Camp NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake mid a/noon NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard SSE/of Titchwell 1/2ml E/of Choseley Drying Barns 16:00 E/of barns in Field E/of Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Female Ferruginous Duck Holkham Park on lake at midday + 2 1w Drake Scaup NR23 1RN
> Norfolk Great White Egret Wof Norwich at Bowthorpe Marsh at 12:25 N/of Watton Road by River Yare TG178080
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hockwood Washes from Wasland Viewpoint late mrng IP26 4LQ TL727882
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh by NT Gate on bend in sea wall + 7 Twite & 2 Hen Harrier
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier 4mls ENE of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR late a/noon PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk 65 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 7 Hen Harrier (2 Adult Male + 5 Ringtail) Warham Greens late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh + 2 Drake Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on Shingle E/of N/end of East Bank, N/of Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock behind Lynford Hall at 09:15 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 09:50 on N/side 200yds from main road PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide but elusive NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Horsey Corner + 12 Bewick's Swan over E/ NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Brancaster Staithe N/of harbour but distant PE31 8BJ TF794442