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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.

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Twenty-six Golden Plover were noted on the grazing marsh and a Peregrine was also seen over the marsh late morning. Two Redstarts were along the reserve entrance track and at least 7 Wheatears were present in the dunes. Other birds of note included a Hobby and a Greenshank.
The appearance of the sun meant some insect activity, with Wall, Orange Tip and Green Hairstreak all seen.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton tho distant
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes this morning +escaped fem Bufflehead still. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad still 2.50pm at west end
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Gorleston on Beccles Road mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad still this a'noon on raft at west end
Norfolk 5.Dotterel c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road at 12.50pm TF.763.415
Norfolk 12.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk Osprey flew north over Swanton Morley GPs at 10.30am
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 11.30am c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road viewed north from Ringstead Road TF.763.415
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad at west end late morning
Norfolk Waxwing still Gorleston at 25.Beccles Road
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Burnham Norton Marshes at c10.35am then flew east
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood+E
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still (+Curlew Sand Wood Sand). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Bintree Mill still in flooded field
Norfolk no sign of Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 9.10am c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road TF.763.415
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road at 7am TF.763.