Pagham Harbour Winter
Winter is the busiest time across the Harbour with up to 20,000 birds feeding and roosting across the reserve. Large numbers of dark-bellied brent geese, lapwings and black-tailed godwits use the harbour or surrounding fields, with a supporting cast that includes grey and golden plovers, lapwings and dunlins. We sometimes get visits from common and grey seals which can be seen basking on the islands, sleeping off a heavy meal. Slavonian grebes are a speciality offshore, and red-breasted mergansers sail into the harbour.
|Brent goose||Grey plover||Red-breasted merganser||Slavonian grebe|
A number of films were produced on behalf of the MPP by CoastNet as part of the Coastal Change Pathfinder Project. Three films were about coastal governance on the Manhood Peninsula, and four short films explored the coast from a young person’s perspective. The films about coastal governance were developed as a complementary suite of three. They looked at why the... Read More»
Sea defences have been required in the Manhood Peninsula for many years. A great deal of work was needed following a particularly bad storm in December 1951 which wrecked houses along the Selsey sea front, and led to their subsequent demolition. Following is a gallery of images courtesy of Royal Haskoning, the Coastal Engineering Consultant for Chichester District, showing the coastline and sea defences evolve... Read More»
Sidlesham lies to the south of Chichester on the eastern side of the Manhood Peninsula. The whole parish is notably very flat and low-lying containing extensive farmland. It has a significant coastal fringe, which includes part of Pagham Harbour. One third of Pagham Harbour is within the parish, it is Local Nature Reserve (LNR) now designated a Site of... Read More»