Min 13°C Max 23°C
Low Tide 00:13 12:36
Min 13°C Max 21°C
Low Tide 01:14 13:37
The harbour now seems eerily quiet as the bulk of the winter visitors have departed for their breeding grounds. The background cronking of Brent Geese and whistling of Wigeon, has yet to be replaced by the shrill call of Terns feeding in the harbour.
Away from the water it is a different story, listen for male birds are singing to attract mates and defend territories. Yellowhammers (now sadly a much rarer sight) will be singing from hedgerows with their ‘little bit of bread and no cheese’ call.
Read the full Nature Notes for April 2012.
Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Harbour Office Itchenor PO20 7AW