South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights November 11th 2018

Arclid SQ,Sandbach = Black headed Gull = 100, Coot = 26, Gadwall = 2, Goosander = 1, Lesser Black-backed Gulls = 53, Mallard = 143, Pochard = 1 and Tufted Duck = 56.

Burleydam Pool near, Whitchurch = Black headed Gull = 30, Lesser Black-backed Gull = 185, Teal = 12 and Wigeon = 144.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = Coot = 17, Cormorants = 10, Greylag Geese = 68 and Mute Swans = 64.

Queens Park Lake, Crewe = Black headed Gull = 67, Canada Geese = 61, Goosander = 19 and Mallard = 84.

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing October 2018

During October the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 25 swans. These consisted of 10 cygnets, 2 second years and 13 adults. There was one retrap.

Highest Site Counts during October were as follows:-

Acre Dell Pool, Congleton = 74 on 14th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 83 on 29th.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 51 on 25th.

Canal in Middlewich = 31 on 31st.

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire October 2018

Lowest Night Temperature = – 4.4 Degrees Centigrade on 29th + 30th.

Highest Day Temperature = 19.4 Degrres Centigrade = 4th.

Minimum Average Temperature = 5.2 C (Av = 6.4 C).

Maximum Average Temperature = 14.6 C (Av. = 14.3 C).

Highest Wind Gust = 23 MPH = SSE = 12th.

Wettest Day = 14 mm = 0.56 inches = 13th.

Total Rainfall for October = 77.2 mm = 3.09 inches (Av. =72.5 mm = 2.9 inches.

Total Rainfall for 2018 = 652.75 mm = 26.11 inches.

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights October 14th 2018

Arclid SQ, Sandbach = Canada Geese = 50, Coot = 40, Greylag Geese = 47, Lapwing = 38, Lesser Black-backed Gull = 150, Mall ard = 67, Tufted Duck = 93 and Yellow Legged Gull = 1.

Burleydam Pool near Whitchurch = Garganey = 1, Lapwing = 40, Little Grebe = 6, Shoveley = 5, Teal = 29 and Wigeon = 41.

Hurleston Reservoir, Nantwich = Canada Geese = 345, Mallard = 25 and Tufted Duck = 13.

Nantwich Boating Lake = Black headed Gull = 41 and Mallard = 120.

Wollfall pool near Audlem = Canada Geese = 310, Greylag Geese = 24 and Mallard = 75.

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Cheshire Swan Study Group Ringing September 2018

During September the Cheshire Swan Study Group ringed a total of 18 Mute Swans. These consisted of 13 Cygnets, 2 Second years, 1 Third year and 2 Adults. There was one Retrap.

The Highest Site counts for September were as follows:-

Acre Dell Pools near Congleton = 66 on 9th.

Bottom Flash, Winsford = 4 on 22nd.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 42 on 24th.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 46 on 27th.

Canal, Middlewich = 16 on 28th.

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Weather Records for Rope near Crewe in Cheshire September 2018

Lowest Night Temperature = + 1.7 Degrees Centigrade = 25th.

Highest Day Temperature = 25.8 Degrees Centigrade = 2nd.

Average Minimum Temperature = 8.7 C (Av. = 9.1 C).

Average Maximum Temperature = 17.9 C (Av. = 22.9 C).

Highest Wind Gust Speed = 25 MPH = SW = 19th.

Wettest Day = 61.5 mm = 2.46 Inches = 20th.

Total Rainfall for September = 128.8 mm = 5.15 Inches (Av. = 77.5 mm = 3.1 Inches).

Total Rainfall for 2018 = 575.5 mm = 23.02 Inches.

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South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights September 9th 2018

Arclid SQ,Sandbach = Canada Geese =162, Coot = 43, Great Crested Grebes = 10, Greylag Geese = 22, Mallard = 114 and Tufted Ducks = 64.

Burleydam Pool near Whitchurch = Garganey = 1, Little Grebe = 6, Shoveler = 6, Teal = 50 and Wigeon = 7.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = Coot = 86, Greylag Geese = 63, Mallard = 45 and Mute Swans = 52.

Queens Park Lale,Crewe = Black – headed Gulls = 49, Canada Geese = 83 and Mallard = 123.

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