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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 23rd November 2017

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Heacham North Beach on sea wall just north of roundabout at 2.45pm
Norfolk 6+possible Parrot Crossbills NE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren at St.Helen's Picnic Site in pines by toilet block
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still north of main hide at 11.30am tho distant
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh at midday with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe still in channel
Norfolk House Martin Wells Woods over Coastwatch lookout
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Stiffkey south of A149 in cattle field opposite Red Lion pub at 11.55am TF.968.431
Norfolk Firecrest Sheringham at Beeston Common in SW corner at 10am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Holkham Park near main entrance late morning
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Norwich flew NW over Welsford Road at 10.24am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh still 10.40am +7+Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich still at Colney GPs tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still behind orangery at 8.15am