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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 22nd March 2018

On the sea 18+ Eiders, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 100+ Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, a Great Crested Grebe and a Guillemot were of interest.

In the moth traps a Grey Shoulder-knot, Dotted Border, Mottled Grey, Hebrew Character and Common Quaker were all recorded and 2 Small Tortoiseshells were on the reserve.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Jack Snipe Sculthorpe Moor from Whitley Hide at 12.46pm tho elusive
Norfolk Slav Grebe Weybourne Camp this morning +Shag flew east +Black Redstart
Norfolk 2.Ospreys flew west over Sculthorpe Moor at 12.20pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 12.12pm
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 11.51am
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork Breydon Water flew towards North Wall marshes
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on beach
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR still on feeder from Volunteer Hide at 9.11am
Norfolk Purple Sand Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 8.30am
Norfolk Bittern y'day Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR in evng [sound-recorded in flight]