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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 16th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Sparham Pools this mrng NR9 5QY TG075178
Norfolk 2nd Winter Glaucous Gull E/past Warham Greens at 14:45 + 3 Hen Harrier (Adult Male + 2 Ringtail) in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton late a/noon on beach 1/4ml N/of beach c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Great White Egret W/of Norwich SW/of Colney GPs just SW/of A11/B1108 junction at 15:30 Norfolk 32 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 14:25 on saltmarsh E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 100 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water at 12:50 S/of South Wall in fields just W/of Humberstone Farm + Possible Taiga Bean Goose NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from Burgh Castle TG457011 Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end from Jordan Hide + 6 Snow Bunting in Holkham Bay NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 102 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water S/of South Wall in fields just W/of Humberstone Farm at 10:30 + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 23 Velvet Scoter W/of Brancaster offshore at 10:00 PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk Redhead Smew Nar Valley Fisheries on 3rd lake viewable from Wormgay Road at 14:00but distant + Great White Egret & Great Northern Diver TF675135
Norfolk 40 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in roost late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter East Rushton at 11:00 + Bewick's Swan on Dilham Canal
Norfolk 3 Waxwing Sheringham 15:35 at Weston Terrace NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Bittern Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 3 Drake Scaup 2mls S/of King's Lynn Saddlebow at 15:15.View N/from bridge TF608157
Norfolk 21 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 60 Long-tailed Duck & 75 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT on saline pools NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Lyng by Lime Kiln Road TG057183
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk 7 Waxwing Norwich on Reepham Road opposite Anglia Home Improvements NR2 1AW TG228084