Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing April 2018

During April the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 9 Mute Swans. These consisted of 4 second years and 5 Adults. There were 3 controls.

Highest Site Counts : –

Acre Dell Pools, Congleton = 61 on 8th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 31 on 30th.

Coole Pilate near Nantwich = 20 on 3rd.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 9 on 12th.

Middlewich Canal = 35 on 7th.

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire April 2018

Lowest Night Temperature = – 0.9 Degrees Centigrade = 5th.

Highest Day Temperature = + 24.7 Degrees Centigrade = 19th.

Minimum Average Temperature = 5.8 C (Av. = 3.5 C).

Maximum Average Temperature = 13.9 C (Av. = 13.9 C).

Highest Wind Gust = 28 MPH = SSW = 21st.

Wettest Day = 22.4 mm = 0.9 inches = 2nd.

Total Rainfall for April = 93 mm = 3.72 inches (Av. = 47.5 mm = 1.9 inches).

Total Rainfall for 2018 = 292.5 mm = 11.7 inches.

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights April 15th 2018

Arclid SQ,Sandbach = 50 Canada Geese and 1 Common Sandpiper.

Acre Dell Pools, Congleton = 62 Canada Geese, 48 Mute Swans and 3 Oystercatchers.

Baddiley Meres near Nantwich = 38 Black-headed Gulls, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Oystercatchers, 2 Shelduck, 12 Snipe, 4 Teal, 13 Tufted Ducks and 4 Wigeon.

Queens Park Lake,Crewe = 74 Canada Geese, 7 Greylag Geese, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 37 Mallard.

Quoisley Meres near Whitchurch = 60 Canada Geese and 17 Tufted Duck.

 

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing March 2018

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The Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a second year and an Adult swan during March.

Highest Site Counts:-

Acre Dell Pool, Congleton = 76 on 14th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 5 on 26th.

Coole Pilate near Nantwich = 26 on 10th.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 4 on 11th.

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire March 2018

Lowest Night Temperature = – 5.3 Degrees Centigrade = 1st.

Highest Day Temperature = 13.7 = Degrees Centigrade = 10th.

Lowest Day Temperature = – 1.0 Degrees Centigrade = 1st.

Average Minimum Temperature = 1.46 C (Av. = 2.2 C).

Average Maximum Temperature = 8.56 C (Av. = 10.45 C).

Maximum Wind Gust = 25 mph = Easterley = 2nd.

Wettest Day = 14 mm = 0.56 inches = 12th.

Rainfall for March = 83.4 mm = 3.34 inches (Av. = 46.75 mm = 1.87 inches).

Total Rainfall for 2018 = 199.5 mm = 7.98 inches.

 

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights March 18th 2018

Arclid SQ, Sandbach = 140 Black headed Gulls, 1 Dunlin and 32 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Baddiley Meres near Nantwich = 60 Black headed Gulls, 25 Canada Geese, 2 Jack Snipe, 2 Oystercatchers, 16 Snipe, 44 Teal, 15 Tufted Duck and 215 Wigeon.

Burleydam Pool near Whitchurch = 1 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatchers, 3 Shelduck, 3 Snipe, 8 Teal and 202 Wigeon.

Nantwich Boating Lake = 63 Black headed Gulls, 5 Common Gulls and 41 Mallard.

Queens Park Lake,Crewe = 59 Canada Geese and 103 Mallard.

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing February 2018

The Cheshire Swan Study Group did not ring any swans this month.

Maximum Site Counts : –

Acre Dell Pools, Congleton = 63 on 12th.

Coole Pilate,Nantwich = 25 on 26th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 7 on 26th.

Doddington Mere, Nantwich = 6 on 22nd.

Canal in Middlewich = 42 on 21st.

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