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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.

Wednesday 15th March 2017

On the sea there were counts of 31 Eider, 27 Common Scoter, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Red-necked Grebe. Three Red Kites were noted in the recording area.
A Mottled Grey was in the Moth trap and both Brimstone and Comma butterflies were seen on the wing.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Female Pallid Harrier North Creake at 16:15 Creake Abbey Farm in field behind farmshop
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB till 18:00 then flew/W NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB mid a'noon from track N/of hide NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blunt's Corner, New Holkham in hedge by minor rd at 13:10
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool E/of windpump at 09:00 NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cockleycley Wood along firebreak.109 TF778054
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blunt's Corner, New Holkham
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull Stiffkey Fen at high tide NR23 1QW TF990438
Norfolk 10 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holme NOA offshore TF717450
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Fritton Woods in 1st pines W/of old c'park
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier North Creake + Ringtail Hen Harrier at Burnham Norton
Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Garganey Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint IP26 4LQ TL727882