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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.

Monday 3rd July 2017

A quiet day for birds, and much quieter for moths with 23 species caught, highlights were a Dingy Shears, and a single Elephant Hawk Moth. A Black-tailed Skimmer was flying on the reserve.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk Garganey ecl.drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks Little Gull. 3.Turtle Doves still in car park TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide [heard only]. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N on Church Ln to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk/Suffolk Wood Sand Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint tho distant
Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way at Rush Hill Scrape. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N on Church Ln to bend then east +north thru wood then east NR29 5LW
Norfolk 5.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 3.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+8.Spoonbills again +Curlew Sand Wood Sand). Use c'pk at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE for 1ml +view north from River Thurne bank TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Breydon Water still at east end +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Cattle Egret Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds west of Rush Hill Scrape hide. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N on Church Ln to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW