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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.

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 7th March 2019

A bit of a wash-out! A Spotted Redshank was at Thornham and on the sea 6 Red-breasted Mergansers were offshore.

In the moth traps 4 Mottled Greys, 1 Pine Beauty, 2 Hebrew Characters, 2 Common Quakers, and 1 Diurnea flagella were recorded.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 11.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap +east of roped-off area at 11.30am TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at Holkham Gap
Norfolk Hen Harrier male just NW of Filby flew west over Ormesby Little Broad late morning
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 12.42pm 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+Mealy Redpoll still) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Black Redstart Choseley drying barns still 10.15am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Rockland Broad
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL (form exilipes) still 1.5mls west of Fakenham south of A148 at Sculthorpe Moor NR at feeders at Portakabins (+3.Otters) NR21 9GN
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT flew over Eye Field [heard only]
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT again +Great White Egret still
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Beeston Common still near end of bungalows on east path
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB flew in off sea at c9.10am then appeared to land on freshmarsh
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still on Tidal Pool