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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 20th July 2017

A wet day in the main, birding was quiet but the moth traps contained 3 Garden Tigers, 3 Pine Hawks, a female Oak Eggar, 6 Drinkers, a Pebble Prominent and a Silver Y among a catch of 29 species.

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Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 3.35pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path +showing well (+11.Spotted Redshanks) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Quail male singing Kelling Water Meadow in clover field. Y'day 3.1s.Little Gulls
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls (all 1s) y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 11.40am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path +showing well (+4+Spotted Redshanks) TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB on East Trail in tall trees by wooden gate
Norfolk Cattle Egret ad still Potter Heigham Marshes in tree at east end at 10.30am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Pec Sand ad still 9.56am Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by main path +showing well TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water +520.Med Gulls
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Pec Sand ad again Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh TF.750.438 PE31 8BB
Norfolk Pec Sand Breydon Water at east end 6.20-6.30am then flew NE