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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 25th June 2019

On the sea six Eider were noteworthy and Hobby, Common Sandpiper and four Whimbrel were noted on and around the reserve. The moth trap held in excess of fifty species which included Small Elephant and Privet Hawk Moths.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT at Lady Fen by road north of visitor centre this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still 12.56pm on freshmarsh. Curlew Sand from Island Hide
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still 12.45pm Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Reedbed in dead tree then flew to reeds PE31 8BB
Norfolk 19.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track N.of A149 +1/3ml E.of steam railway entrance at 12.35pm. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Continental Black-tailed Godwit (nominate form limosa) ad.fem Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 11.30am
Norfolk Green-winged Teal drk still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still from Tower Hide at 8am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Purple Heron ad still Titchwell RSPB at Patsy's Reedbed in dead tree at 7.03am PE31 8BB
Norfolk Quail male singing Northrepps at 5.45am