Rare birds at Medmerry
For the first time in nearly thirty years, rare Black Winged Stilts have hatched at two sites in the UK, one of which is Medmerry. The RSPB announced this amazing fact a few days ago. Black Winged Stilts are found rarely in northern climes, but climate change and increasing dry periods in their usual nesting ground may be forcing them to move northwards. This scenario may have led to their presence at Medmerry and on the Kent Marshes, where chicks have been observed.
Follow this link to the RSPB website to find out more about Black Winged Stilts
The RSPB's newest nature reserve at Medmerry offers long walks and cycle rides through an amazing new landscape only a stone's throw from Pagham Harbour, with new mudflats, tidal lagoons, saltmarsh, wildlife-friendly farmland, dragonfly-rich ditches and great views and sunsets. Situated on the Manhood Peninsula coast, south of Chichester, this is a ground breaking project and the first of its kind... Read More»
Medmerry, the country's first and largest open coast managed re-alignment scheme, is located south of Chichester. The site is managed by the RSPB together with Pagham Harbour, however the scheme itself was built by the Environment Agency as a flood defence work for Selsey and the Manhood peninsula. During the build a great deal of important archaeology was discovered that rewrote... Read More»
The Manhood Peninsula Partnership has been working recently to progress ideas about tourism and visitors to the peninsula with the Green Links across the Manhood (GLaM) group, a subgroup of the MPP. The ideas behind GLaM were originally put forward by the Medmerry Stakeholders Advisory Group (MStAG) in response to proposals to create the Medmerry Managed Re-alignment Scheme. These were expanded further in the Read More»