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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 8th November 2019

Seawatching today produced 2 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Pintail, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 27 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Pom Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas, a Little Auk, 22 Kittiwakes and 3 Little Gulls.

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Norfolk Little Auk Holme NOA on sea
Norfolk Turtle Dove Aylsham in garden at 77.Soame Close NR11 6JF
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w 1.5mls south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on D.lake
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE of Blackborough End till 1.40pm along New Road in cattle field south of River Nar then flew east
Norfolk Cattle Egret SSE of Blackborough End along New Road in cattle field south of River Nar
Norfolk Great White Egret Blackborough End south of track to fishing pits at Heathlands Farm
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew east past Sheringham 7am-9am +85.Little Gulls. Great Northern Diver still on sea
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Welney WWT still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Little Auk Cley NWT on sea mid morning then flew east
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings y'day Holme west of dunes
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck juv Cley NWT still on brackish pool west of north end of East Bank
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT still 8.20am Sidestrand but no sign since
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Sidestrand
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets y'day c2mls SSE of Southery off Sedge Fen Road
Norfolk Black Guillemot Cley NWT on sea west of beach car park