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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 27th November 2019

Unfortunately no sign of the Glossy Ibis today at Thornham Harbour. The Pink footed Goose flock on the grazing marsh again numbered several thousand, with three White-fronted  and two Barnacle Geese found amongst them.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk 8.Cattle Egrets still Burnham Overy Marshes by sea wall at 2.15pm +4+Great White Egrets still
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose ad south of Titchwell in field 1/2ml east of Choseley Cottages with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Winterton till 2.55pm in field then flew north
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 2.40pm TF.911.441
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Glossy Ibis Thornham Harbour in fields west of car park early a'noon (but 3.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 3.Russian White-fronted Geese (2.ads +juv) Holme in field by A149 at 2.43pm with Pink-footed Geese TF.711.432
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes south of Horsey from layby at 1pm then flew off
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Winterton in field at 1.57pm with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese still this a'noon Cantley Marshes RSPB from gate 50yds south of south end of Burnt House Road (+13.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Great White Egret south of Horsey from layby at 1.24pm
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney north of River Yare north of St.Andrew's Church at 1.20pm then flew west TG.180.081
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 6+Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB from footpath at 11.50am +showing well