In light of recent events in line with government advice the visitor centre at Pagham is now closed for the foreseeable future. However the Reserve does remain open for visitors to enjoy the on set of spring, but please continue to follow all the advice that is presently being issued by the government by socially distancing whilst enjoying the reserve and remember that the advice is changing in this rapidly developing situation.

But on a brighter side the spring is arriving and finally after a wet winter the sun is shining and the birds are become more active. so you are unable to see what is present by popping in to the visitor centre we are planning to keep you updated here. As you can imagine with the visitor centre closed the number of reports we receive will decrease so please feel welcome to continue reporting sightings either post them through the door or email to the warden on and please keep safe

so what been around today?

Ferry Pool

82 Shoveler

20 Gadwall

4 Avocet

42 Black-Tailed Godwit

Shovelers on Ferry Pool

West Medmerry

1 Wheatear


North Wall

3 Garganey

29 Shelduck

1 Wheatear

Garganey on Breech Pool

Church Norton

1 Wheatear

1 Red Kite

2 Peregrine

Medmerry Stilt Pools

2 Little Ringed Plover

3 Wheatear

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