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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 Saturday 2nd November 2019


Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Shorelark Cley on beach (+50.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Hen Harrier fem Cley NWT over reedbed from visitor centre at 12.51pm
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew east past Weybourne 7am-7.45am
Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley beet factory at 9.30am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew past Winterton
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still +Great White Egret still. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £8.90 for non-members PE14 9TN
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Hunstanton at Redgate Hill flew east over A149
Norfolk Puffin Cley on sea from coastguards at 10.54am +showing on +off
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey still at Nelson Head track in copse 200yds before dunes at 9.35am
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley flew west past coastguards at 9.37am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem Cley off end of West Bank at 7.49am
Norfolk c20.Snow Buntings Cley on beach at c8.10am
Norfolk Hen Harrier juv between Weybourne +Salthouse flew in off sea at 8.45am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Shotesham at St.Mary's Church