Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing January 2018

During January the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 8 swans. These included 3 second year, 1 third year and 4 Adults. These included 2 Controls.

Highest Site Counts were as follows: –

Acre Dell Pools near Congleton = 73 on 14th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 5 on 21st.

Coole Pilate near Nantwich = 24 on 7th.

Doddington Mere, Nantwich = 41 on 4th.

Middlewich Canal = 27 on 28th.

Shady Oak Canal near Tarporley = 10 on 13th.

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire January 2018

Lowest Night Temperature = – 1.6 Degrees Centigrade = 7th.

Highest Day Temperature = 14.9 Degrees Centigrade = 28th.

Average Minimum Temperature = 2.08 C  (Av. = 1.1 C).

Average Maximum Temperature = 7.9 C  (Av. = 6.6 C).

Highest Wind Gust Speed = 35 MPH = West = 18th.

Wettest Day = 13.2 mm = 0.53 inches = 21st.

Total Rainfall for January 2018 = 71 mm = 2.84 inches (Av. = 55.25 mm = 2.21 inches).

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights January 21st 2018

Arclid SQ,Sandbach = Cormorants = 26, Goosander = 8, Lesser Black-Backed Gull = 42, Mallard = 156 and Tufted Duck = 30.

Baddiley Meres,Nantwich = Black Headed Gull = 138, Canada Goose = 140, Coot = 30, Snipe = 38 and Teal = 40.

Burleydam Pool near Whitchurch = Shoveler = 20, Teal = 15 and Wigeon = 180.

Nantwich Boating Lake =Black Headed Gull = 66, Canada Goose = 45,  Goosander = 1 and Mallard = 50.

Queens Park Lake,Crewe = Canada Goose = 139, Mallard = 130, Moorhen = 7 and Mute Swan = 6.

Wychwood Park GC,Crewe = Black Headed Gull = 53, Mallard = 96 and Tufted Duck = 30.

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing December 2017

During December 2017, the Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringed a total of 10 Mute Swans. These comprised of 5 Cygnets, 1 third year and 4 Adults. There were 2 Controls.

The Highest Site Counts were as follows: –

Acre Dell Pool, Congleton = 74 on 17th.

Doddington Mere,Nantwich = 46 on 10th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 10 on 19th.

Coole Pilate near Nantwich = 12 on 19th.

Middlewich Canal = 29 on 3rd.

The Cheshire Swan Study Group Report for 2017 will be available for viewing on this Bolg Site in March this year under Report.

 

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire December 2017

Lowest Day Temperature = – 7.2 Degrees Centigrade = 12th.

Highest Day Temperature = + 12.1  Degrees Centigrade = 7th.

Average Monthly Minimum Temperature = 1.46 C (Av. = 1.38 C ).

Average Monthly Maximum Temperature = 7.3 C (Av. = 6.7 C).

Highest Wind Gust = 23 MPH = W = 7th.

Wettest Day = 17.8 mm = 0.71 inches = 15th (Av. = 67.5 mm = 2.7 inches).

December Rainfall = 104.3 mm = 4.18 inches.

Total Rainfall for 2017 = 812.75 mm = 32.51 inches.

Heres Wishing all that read this Blog a Very Happy New Year from David.

 

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights December 10th 2017

Arclid SQ,Sandbach = Canada Geese = 86, Cormorants = 10, Greylag Geese = 36, Mallard = 193, Pink Footed Geese = 1 and Tufted Ducks = 45.

Baddiley Meres near Nantwich = Canada Geese = 250, Coot = 30, Goosander = 5, Lapwing = 60, Shoveler = 5, Snipe = 15, Teal = 250, Wigeon = 120 and Water Rail = 1.

Burleydam near Whitchurch = Shelduck = 8, Shoveley = 42, Snipe = 14, Teal = 30and Wigeon = 317.

Nantwich Boating Lake = Black Headed Gull = 169, Mallard = 121 and Tufted Duck = 6.

Queens Park Lake,Crewe = Barnacle Goose = 1, Black Headed Gull = 165, Canada Goose = 89, Goosander = 13, Lesser Black Backed Gull = 6,Mallard = 83 and Mute Swans = 7.

Wychwood Park GC,Weston Crewe = Mallard = 77 and Tufted Duck = 12.

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing November 2017

During November the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 19 swans. These consisted of 13 cygnets, 1 third year and 5 adults. There were 4 controls in this total.

The Highest Site counts during November were:-

Acre Dell pools near Congleton = 74 on 24th.

Burleydam Pool near Whitchurch = 5 om 9th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 9 on 27th.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 46 on 2nd.

Middlewich Canal, Middlewich = 34 on 19th.

Nantwich Boating Lake = 2 on 17th.

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