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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 8th January 2020

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still 12.30pm Holkham Park Lake near monument
Norfolk 19.Tundra Bean Geese East Somerton still in field east of Collis Lane by layby with aerials at 12.46pm
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 8ama then flew towards Cantley (+261.Russian White-fronted Geese still)
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK ad.fem still 12.45pm Ranworth Broad tho distant
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey by coast path
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on roof of Two Lifeboats pub this a'noon
Norfolk 18.Tundra Bean Geese East Somerton still in field east of Collis Lane at 12.15pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w west of Norwich still at Earlham Marsh this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv NW of Wells still north of road 1/2ml west of Wells Quay in field viewed from gate east of old railway bridge at 11.38am TF.911.441
Norfolk 61,400.Wigeon Breydon Water
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham Harbour still tho mobile
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe still Holkham Park Lake at south end at 11.10am +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Holkham Bay still 10.21am
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK ad.fem still 10.05am Ranworth Broad in channel right of viewing platform
Norfolk 4.Long-tailed Ducks Holme Dunes NWT on sea
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. 2.Spotted Redshanks on Tidal Marsh
Norfolk Waxwing Holme Dunes NOA still by car park at 8.29am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Halvergate Marshes still in field south of road west of bend TG.428.069
Norfolk BLUE-HEADED EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w.male still 1ml north of Sedgeford east of Ringstead Road at dung heap 1/3ml NE of Shaw Farm +showing well PE36 5NH TF.714.380
Norfolk FERRUGINOUS DUCK ad.fem still Ranworth Broad tho distant
Norfolk 35+Common Cranes Hickling Broad NWT at dawn