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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 Tuesday 26th March 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum still
Norfolk 11.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still on Billy's Wash this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Garganey drk Bintree Mill still 5.15pm
Norfolk great White Egret Claxton Marshes again viewed from Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 5.20pm +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Garganey drk Bintree Mill still 1.45pm
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham still on rocks opposite Funky Mackerel Cafe at 11.35am
Norfolk 1+Tundra Bean Goose still Welney WWT (+Cattle Egret still +Spoonbill still). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Garganey drk Bintree Mill at 12.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes +16.Russian White-fronted Geese 3. Common Cranes.
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park at 10.48am
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool. 2,Great Northern Divers on sea
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Weeting Heath NWT stil 10.29am in pine on east side
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton Marsh at 10.20am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Weeting Heath NWT still 10.09am on post opposite visitor centre
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton still in paddock at Low Road
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day Hickling Broad NWT from Bittern Hide early a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cantley in cattle field behind Reedcutter pub at 8.54am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Roydon Common NNR at 8.13am
Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) still Salthouse just south of A149 on feeder in garden at 6am