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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 Thursday 12th March 2020

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Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in dunes at 2.58pm
Norfolk c12.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh still west of Joe Jordan Hide before righthand bend in track at 2.32pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford again on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way at recycling centre early a'noon TL.854.819
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Grimston Warren flew NE over fields at 1.35pm
Norfolk 5.Hawfinches still Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 1pm. From car park walk south for 1/3ml TL.820.937
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still along shingle ridge
Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh still
Norfolk 5.Common Cranes between Acle Bridge +Billockby still in stubble field from barn TG.420.124
Norfolk 29.Snow Buntings y'day Winterton still on North Beach
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. Do not block gate TF.911.441
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w y'day Sheringham still on beach