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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 4th May 2017


Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 1.08pm over wood north of railway. View from river bank just east of Langley Dyke
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 12.36pm Halvergate Marshes at Branch Road from gate just north of Stone Road junction
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1+male) still Welney WWT on pool by road 300yds from visitor centre late morning. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 24.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea +10.Arctic Terns flew past
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 10.27am viewable from footpath SW of Burnt House Road level crossing
Norfolk no sign of any Black-winged Stilts Welney WWT mid morning. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 9.55am on gate opposite factory
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 9.55am on gate opposite factory viewed from south of railway station
Norfolk 2.PALLID HARRIERS (both juvs) on Tuesday Blakeney Freshmarsh: 1.at c9am-9.15am then flew west, 1.at 12.45pm then flew south
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 9.03am on fence viewable from footpath 200yds SW of Burnt House Road level crossing
Norfolk Cattle Egret 1/3ml north of Halvergate still in cattle field at 8.45am
Norfolk 14+Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes west of boardwalk tho mobile
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 8.52am on fence
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Buckenham Marshes RSPB till 8.35am in tree north of railway viewed from east of windpump them flew to Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 8.30am in tree north of railway viewed from east of windpump
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still +Bar-tailed Godwit
Norfolk 2+Great White Egrets y'day Holkham Freshmarsh in morning +3.Spoonbills
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves y'day 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns TF.783.424
Norfolk Osprey Buckenham Marshes RSPB till 5.05am then flew SE
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 7.06am in tree by railway
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm still Buckenham Marshes RSPB on grazing marsh viewable from mill towards railway at 6.15am