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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 8th March 2016

On the sea today 245 Common Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, and 8 Great Crested Grebes were counted, and elsewhere a Greenshank and a Barn Owl were also of interest.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh at 12:45 by bend in sea wall
> Norfolk Great White Egret between How Hill & Barton Broad
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Choseley Drying Barns in pine E/of Chlkpit Lane late mrng PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water till 09:15 at E/end then flew N/ NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track at 11:15 TL815900
> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 2 Ringtail) Titchwell RSPB at 17:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock at 13:45 IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over dunes at 07:35 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Kittiwake Nunnery Lakes at 09:15 near hide on lake E IP24 2YW TL873822