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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 November 2018

On the sea this afternoon 2 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Guillemots. Also of interest today were a Barn Owl hunting near the east end of the village, 2 Bearded Tits along the east bank, a Rock Pipit flying over calling and at least 4 Twite in Thornham Harour.

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Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Breydon Water +Slav Grebe Short-eared Owl
Norfolk 14.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 2.22pm
Norfolk 4.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Wells Woods this morning NR23 1DR
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB flew east over Tidal Pool
Norfolk 3+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Wells Woods this morning NR23 1DR
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Blakeney Point at 1.11pm
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Morston in suaeda by coast path 1/4ml east of Morston Quay at 11.50am
Norfolk Great White Egret Gapton Marshes at end of Harper's Lane track then flew west
Norfolk 4+Twite Thornham Harbour still west of coast path in tree near saltmarsh at 11.13am
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers flew east past Sheringham 9am-10am +2.ad.Little Gulls
Norfolk 45+Snow Buntings Cley NWT on shingle just east of north end of East Bank
Norfolk 15.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner tho elusive
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea. Spotted Redshank on Tidal Pool still