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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.

Saturday 27th May 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male Blakeney Bank 200yds west of chapel on north side of New Cut
Norfolk BEE-EATER Cley flew east over East Bank at 8.40am
Norfolk BEE-EATER flew east over Sheringham Bird Observatory at 9.13am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 9.05am
Norfolk 2.Little Stins cley NWT:1.on Simmond's Scrape, 1.Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Golden Oriole Winterton North Dunes by plantation briefly
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way
Norfolk Hooded Crow West Runton flew west along ridge at 9.38am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER Cley NWT in reeds midway along East Bank at 11.05am then flew south c50yds +landed in reeds but no sign since
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Wells flew west past Pinewoods Campsite at 11.30am
Norfolk Little Stint Potter Heigham Marshes still
Norfolk 12. Spoonbills Potter Heighham Marshes still
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier reported Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew SE past tower hide at 2pm
Norfolk 3 Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 6.29pm
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + 2.Spoonbills flew over
Norfolk little Gull 1s TItchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh this evng
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Burnham Overy Marsh