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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 28th May 2019

A 1st summer Little Gull was around the Broadwater early morning, eventually flying off East. Two Spoonbills were viewable on Grazing Marsh briefly and a Common Sandpiper was on the NWT Pools.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day Alderford Common
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham Coastal Park +3.Turtle Doves
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy Marshes still mid a'noon
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool this morning +2+Spoonbills tho mobile
Norfolk Turtle Dove East Dereham still at Harpers Green at Harpers Green Farm
Norfolk 1+Cattle Egret Titchwell by Gypsy Lane at 11.40am tho elusive
Norfolk no sign of any Cattle Egrets Titchwell by Gypsy Lane
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Holme Dunes NWT on pools from 1st hide at 9am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Weybourne flew over beach car park then flew inland over Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Purple Heron ad Heacham flew north then south over South Beach then lost to view