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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 16th October 2019

A rather quiet day with an obvious Robin presence the most noteworthy feature, though numbers were nearer to forty than the three figure count of yesterday. Several flyover Siskins and Brambling were also noted. At least one Water Rail was present on the Broadwater and the Barnacle Geese were accompanying the Canada Geese on the Grazing Marsh.

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Norfolk Black Redstart fem Brancaster Staithe still at harbour by toilet block mid a'noon
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB at 2.31pm
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA early a'noon +Siberian Chiffchaff. Jack Snipe Snipes Marsh still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr between West Runton +Sheringham this morning
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Sidestrand this morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Heacham South Beach briefly 9.15am
Norfolk possible Montagu's Harrier flew over Cley NWT at 8.55am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Sheringham in garden
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew south past Horsey Gap at 10.15am
Norfolk possible Sabine's Gull Cley may have land on sea NE of beach car park at 10.10am tho distant
Norfolk 15.Little Gulls Cley flew east past beach car park
Norfolk Little Stint juv Snettisham RSPB on mud at 10.21am on ebbing tide
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs y'day Winterton Dunes. Ring Ouzel at allotments
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Mars
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB along trails
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on shingle bank north of Arnold's Marsh at 9am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on shingle bank north of Arnold's Marsh at 9am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Warham Greens just east of whirligig at 8.41am