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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 Monday 1st April 2019

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +male.Hen Harrier
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew low east over Cley NWT this evng +Bittern booming still
Norfolk 9.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy in 1st grazing field east of footpath from layby to dunes at 4pm
Norfolk Great White Egret between Burnham Norton +Burnham Deepdale on flood viewed from sea wall at 4.08pm then flew to Burnham Deepdale Marsh TF.815.451
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Dunes west of boardwalk on pools by Gun Hill at 3.57pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew low east over Burnham Norton at 3.45pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Buckenham Marshes RSPB still early a'noon but no sign of Great White Egret
Norfolk 4.Garganey (2.drks) 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 3.27pm at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at 3.10pm +2.Garganey (1.drk) still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195