Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing January 2019

This month the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 8 Mute Swans which consisted of 1 second year and 7 Adults. There were 4 Controls and 2 Retraps. We also ringed a juvenile Whooper swan.

Highest Site Counts during January were as follows:-

Acre Dell Pools near Congleton = 86 on 13th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 9 on 28th.

Coole Pilate near Nantwich = 7 on 17th.

Doddington mere near Nantwich = 35 on 11th.

Canal in Middlewich = 35 on 11th.

 

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire January 2019

Lowest Night Temperature = – 5.4 Degrees Centigrade.

Highest Day Temperature = 12.1 Degrees Centigrade.

Average Minimum Monthly Temperature = + 0.7 C (Av. = 1.09 C).

Average Maximum Monthly Temperature = + 6.4 C (Av. = 6.6 C).

Highest Wind Gust Speed = 24 MPH = W = 27th.

Wettest Day = 8.1 mm = 0.32 inches.

Total Rainfall for January = 55 mm = 2.2 inches (Av. = 55 mm = 2.2 inches).

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing December 2018

During December the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 8 swans. These included 3 Cygnets and 5 Adults. There were 4 Retraps.

The highest Site counts were as follows:-

Acre Dell Pools near Congleton = 83 on 18th.

Cholmondeley Estates = 10 on 31st.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 51 on 13th.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 55 on 9th.

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire December 2018

Lowest Night Temperature = Р1.5 Degrees Centigrade  = 14th.

Highest Day Temperature = 14.1 Degrees Centigrade = 2nd.

Average Minimum Temperature = 4.06 C (Av. = 1.45 C).

Average Maximum Temperature = 9.3 C (Av. = 6.7 C).

Highest Wind Gust Speed = 21 MPH = SW = 8th + 21 MPH = ENE = 15th.

Wettest Day = 17 mm = 0.68 inches = 5th.

Total Rainfall for December = 133.3 mm = 5.33 inches

Total Rainfall for 2018 = 832.5 mm = 33.3 inches. (Av. = 706.5 mm = 28.26 inches).

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights December 9th 2018

Arclid SQ,Sandbach = Black Headed Gulls = 154, Cormorant = 12, Goosander = 3, Lapwing = 56, Lesser Black backed Gull = 72, Mallard = 48, Pochard = 4 and Tufted Duck = 48.

Bache House pool, Nantwich = Goosander = 6 and Mallard = 48.

Burleydam pool near Whitchurch = Black headed Gull = 40, Cormorant = 4, Lapwing = 24, Shelduck = 5, Teal = 46 and Wigeon = 288.

Baddiley Meres near Nantwich = Black headed Gull = 200, Canada Geese = 250, Goosander = 4, Teal = 90 and Wigeon = 45.

Hurleston Reservoir, Nantwich = Goosander = 4, Mallard = 165 and Tufted Duck =15.

Nantwich Boating Lake = Black headed Gull = 165, Goosander = 6 and Mallard = 114.

Queens Park Lake, Crewe = Black headed Gull = 70, Canada Geese = 74, Goosander = 4 and Mallard = 104.

 

This is the last of the Wetland Bird Survey Report as I am stepping down from being the Coordinator as from the end of this year. I hope to have a new monthly topic in the New Year. Heres wishing all my readers a very Happy Christmas and New Year from David Cookson.

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing November 2018

In November the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 30 Swans. These comprised of 25 cygnets, 1 third year and 4 adults. There were 2 controls.

 

The Highest Site Counts were as follows:-

Acre Dell Pools near Congleton = 73 on 25th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 64 on 11th.

Coole Pilate Canal near Nantwich = 6 on 22nd.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 54 on 15th.

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire November 2018

Lowest Night Temperature = – 3.7 Degrees Centigrade = 22nd.

Highest Day Temperature = 14.8 Degrees Centigrade = 28th.

Average Minimum Month Temperature = 4.7 C = (Av. = 3.3 C).

Average Maximum Month Temperature = 10.9 C = (Av. =9.5 C).

Highest Wind Gust Speed = 26 MPH = SSE = 28th.

Wettest Day = 8.1 mm = 0.3 inches = 27th.

Total Rainfall for November = 46.4 mm = 1.86 inches. (Av. = 70 mm = 2.8 inches).

Total Rainfall for 2018 = 699.25 mm = 27.97 inches.

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