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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 Wednesday 7th August 2019

A recently fledged Cuckoo was a surprise find along the approach road early morning. A Greenshank was on the NWT reserve and five Wigeon and a Pink-footed Goose on the Broadwater gave an early taste of things to come.

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Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ad still Snettisham RSPB on The Wash late morning (+3.Curlew Sands Spoonbill)
Norfolk 37.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen this a'noon
Norfolk 9.Wood Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +Spoonbill again. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 1ml NR29 5JE TG.436.195
Norfolk 8.Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools by track north of A149 +1/3ml east of steam railway entrance at 12.37pm +9.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +do not enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Overy Dunes still with cattle by path at 10.51am
Norfolk Curlew Sand ad Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 10.Wood Sands Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape from Avocet Hide at 7.10am
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +10.Spoonbills Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 7.Wood Sands Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +5.Spoonbills on beach