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COVID Update Monday 17th May 2021

From Monday 17th May 2021 the NOA is pleased to re-open its reserve hides to single households at a time. We will still be advising the wearing of a face covering when in NOA hides. Your continued understanding and support is very much appreciated.




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 5th February 2018

The flock of 20 Twite were still at Thornham Harbour, and 2 Stonechats were in the dunes.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still 1.22pm by coal barn
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still 1.16pm on beach east of Holkham Gap
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still this a'noon west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park TG.522.101
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still at north end of lake
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Toft Monks Hill tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk 20.Twite Thornham Harbour still by coal barn at 12.25pm
Norfolk 20.Parrot Crossbills still 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren in trees near railway crossing at at St.Helen's car park juction at 10.35am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 11.07am west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park TG.522.101
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach east of Holkham Gap at 10.29am
Norfolk Hawfinch Holkham Park still by north gate at 10am
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse still just east of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still 9.52am west of A149 at Bure Park by car park at north end +showing well TG.522.101
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth still west of A149 at Bure Park beyond ditch by 1st car park at 8.25am