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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 27th February 2017

A grey and blustery day - again! Highlights were a good seawatch including 8 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 21 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, 9 Great Crested Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe. Also of note were 4 Stonechats.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 13:25 at W/end + 2 Spoonbill NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh 14:00 at W/end from Joe Jordan Hide + 2 Great White Egret & 3 Red Kite NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 13:45 at W/end + Spoonbill, 245 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & 42 Eurasian White-fronted Goose at Burnham Overy Marshes NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NW/of Cockley Cley S/of Drymere at Cockleycley Wood at 09:05 Norfolk 40 Shorelark 500yds E/of Holkham Gap at 09:30
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Great Yarmouth in harbour NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Thetford off London Road at Burrell Way on roof of Screwfix at 09:50 IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves W/of entrance track TL815900
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh in ditch near Meals House NR23 1RN TF888439