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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.

Monday 20th February 2017

A breezy day with sunshine in the morning, the sea was a little quieter, but still produced a Long-tailed Duck, 80 Common Scoters, a Velvet Scoter, a drake Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver and a Slavonian Grebe. 50+ Snow Buntings were around on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk 17 Tundra Bean Goose Docking with, 155 Pink-footed Geese in beet field at 16:00 TF786404
Norfolk 3 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk 29 Shorelark Holkham Bay this a/noon at E/end NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT this a/noon E/of Beach Road on Cricket Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford at 08:25 on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way on roof behind Plumb Centre IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT W/over West Bank at 08:43 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull W/over Nunnery Lakes NR at 08:19 IP24 2YW TL873822
Norfolk Great White Egret Earlham Marsh at 08:11