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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 Friday 7th June 2019

A total of three Spoonbills east, 32 Black-tailed Godwits and two Med Gulls was as good as it got  today.

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Norfolk Purple Heron ad still c2.55pm Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail in flight briefly then landed in reedbed PE31 8BB
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 at 2.10pm tho distant
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Brancaster still by Beach Road at 1.30pm
Norfolk Quail male singing south of Walsey Hills NOA still 1.15pm in 1st barley field on left. Keep to public footpath
Norfolk 5.Cattle Egrets Burnham Overy Marshes this morning
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still this a'noon on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Scaup drk still Cley NWT on Watling Water
Norfolk Quail male singing south of Walsey Hills NOA still 11.07am in field. Keep to public footpath
Norfolk Garganey fem just east of Wells at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance +4.Spoonbills still. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Quail male singing south of Walsey Hills NOA. Keep to public footpath
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still from Bishop's Hide
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Coltishall flew low south over RAF Coltishall
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail in dead tree at 6.42am +showing well then flew into reedbed +out of view PE31 8BB