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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 16th November 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still 1.35pm by orangery
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Walcott by slipway still 2pm
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches East Wretham Heath in hornbeams on trail to Fenmere/ Ringmere Hides
Norfolk Shorelark Happisburgh still +Lapland Bunting (+40+Snow Buntings). imm.Glaucous Gull flew north at 11.30am
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still in flight behind hall briefly 9.10am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still by Beach Road south of Eye Field on east side of sea wall at 12.57pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings Cley flew east along beach at end of East Bank at 11.40am
Norfolk Caspian Gulls 1w y'day Cromer still
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings flew west over Cromer at 12.10pm
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Waxwing flew south over Hunstanton early morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Bacton on breakwater off Watch House Gap
Norfolk 100.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point c1/4ml east of Lifeboat Station by track near seal fence