Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing September 2017

During September the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 24 swans.

These comprised of 21 cygnets and 3 adults. There were 3 retraps.

Highest Site counts were as follows:-

Acre Dell pools near Congleton = 54 on 10th.

Burleydam pool near Whitchurch = 5 on 10th.

Cholmondeley Estate = 4 on 11th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 11 on 10th.

Coole Pilate near Nantwich = 7 on 12th.

Doddington mere near Nantwich = 41 on 15th.

Nantwich Boating Lake = 3 on 12th.

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire September 2017

Lowest Night Temperature = + 4 Degrees Centigrade = 17th.

Highest Day Temperature = + 22.5 Degrees Centigrade = 4th.

Lowest Average Temperature for this month = 11.9 C (Av. = 9.2 C).

Highest Average Temperature for this month = 17.6 C (Av. = 23.8 C).

Highest Wind Gust = 26 mph = SW = 13th.

Wettest Day = 16.5 mm = 0.66 inches = 14th.

September Rainfall = 121.5 mm = 4.86 inches (Av. = 76.25 mm = 3.05 inches).

Total Rainfall for 2017 = 528 mm = 21.12 inches.

 

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights September 10th 2017

Arclid SQ, Sandbach =

Barnacle Goose = 1, Black Headed Gulls = 46,  Canada Geese = 1250, Great Crested Grebes = 13, Kingfisher = 1, Lapwing = 250, Lesser Black-backed Gull = 200, Mallard = 149 and Tufted Duck = 99.

Burleydam pool near Whitchurch = Little Grebes = 4, Mute Swans = 5, Ringed Plover = 2, Shoveler = 6 and Teal = 25.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = Canada Geese = 40 and Mute Swan = 11.

Nantwich Boating Lake = Black Headed Gull = 75 and Mallard = 139.

Queens Park Lake, Crewe = Mallard = 155, Mute Swans = 8 and Moorhen = 10.

Woolfall Pool near Audlem = Cormorants = 5, Gadwall = 2, Liitle Grebe =4, Mute Swans = 2 and Shoveler = 14.

 

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Weather Records for Rope, Crewe, Cheshire for August 2017

Lowest Night Temperature = 6.7 Degrees Centigrade = 27th.

Highest Day Temperature = 23.5 Degrees Centigrade = 22nd.

Average Minimum August Temperature = 10.7 C (Av.= 11.4 C).

Average Maximum August Temperature = 21.4 C (Av. = 21.5 C).

Highest Wind Gust Speed = 21 MPH = N = 3rd.

Wettest Day = 17.5 mm = 0.7 inches.

August Rainfall = 73.7 mm = 2.95 inches (Av. = 67.5 mm = 2.7 inches).

Total Rainfall for 2017 = 406.5 mm = 16.26 inches.

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights August 13th 2017

Arclid SQ,Sandbach =

Black Headed Gulls = 140, Canada Geese = 195, Coot = 43, Great Crested Grebes = 16, Grey Heron = 6, Kingfisher = 1, Lapwing = 250, Lesser Black-backed Gull = 475, Mallard = 150, Tufted Duck = 113 and Yellow Legged Gull = 5.

Baddiley Meres near Nantwich =

Canada Geese = 243, Coot = 14, Cormorant = 10, Lerrer Black Backed Gulls = 21, Mallard = 256, Shoveler = 4, Teal = 2, Tufted Duck = 18 and Wigeon = 1.

Burleydam pool near Whitchurch =

Dunlin = 1, Little Grebe = 4, Mute Swan = 4, Ringed Plover = 5 and Shelduck = 2.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch =

Canada Geese = 46, Great Crested Grebes = 10 and Mute Swans = 17.

Nantwich Boating Lake =

Black Headed Gulls = 70, Mallard = 189, Moorhen = 5 and Mute Swans = 3.

Queens Park, Crewe =

Canada Geese = 103, Mallard = 186 and Mute Swans = 8.

 

 

 

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing July 2017

In July the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 6 swans. These consisted of 1 cygnet, 1 second year and 4 adults.

The Highest Site counts were as follows:-

Acre Dell Pools, Congleton = 50 on 23rd.

Burleydam pool near Whitchurch = 3 on 23rd.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 29 on 31st.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 47 on 28th.

Nantwich Boating Lake = 3 on 27th.

If anyone seeing any swans.

Please let me know giving the ring number(Darvic colour ring) date and site details to cheshireswans@aol.com In return you will receive details of where and when the swan was ringed. Best wishes from David (Leader) – Cheshire Swan Study Group.

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Weather Records for Rope, Crewe, Cheshire for July 2017

Lowest Night Temperature = 8.2 Degrees Centigrade = 17th.

Highest Day Temperature = 29.2 Degrees Centigrade = 6th.

Average Minimum Monthly Temperature = 11.8 C (Av. = 11.5 C).

Average Maximum Monthly Temperature = 21.9 C (Av. = 22.08 C).

Highest Wind Gust Speed = 22 MPH = S = 28th.

Wettest Day = 19.6 mm =  078 inches.

July Total Rainfall = 87.6 mm = 3.5 inches (Av. = 57.5 mm = 2.3 inches.

Total Rainfall for 2017 = 332.75 mm = 13.31 inches.

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