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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.

Friday 7th December 2018

Four Twite were on the roof of Thornham Coal Barn this afternoon, with 25 Eiders, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Great Crested Grebes were on the sea and 2 Rock Pipits were also noted.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 3pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Welney WWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 1.30pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side near small pond at 1.10pm. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 12.50pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still early a'noon Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT at West Bank flew west over freshmarsh late morning
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 10.45am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 9.30am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 9.05am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 7.55am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank briefly 7.37am TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks on Wednesday Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day Sheringham