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Monday, 13 August 2012

Cygnet Ringing in South Cheshire August 2012


Brood of 9 Cygnets ready to be caught and Ringed.

    9 Cygnets caught and ready for Ringing.
                                          Part of the Ringing Process-Putting a Darvic Ring on.
                            Measuring the longest Primary feather giving indication of growth stage.

                                                       All ringed and freedom at last.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Mute Swan Ringing in Cheshire in July 2012

The following Mute Swans were ringed by the Cheshire Swan Study Group in July.

At Doddington Mere near Nantwich = CCP1 a second year male.

At Bache House Pool near Nantwich = 3 Cygnets = CCP2 (M), CCP3 (F), CCP4 (M)
and the Cob of unknown age = CCP5.

Maximum Site Totals in July.

Acre Dell Pool, near Congleton = 42 on 8th.

Astbury Mere, Congleton = 21 on 8th.

Canal in Middlewich = 7 on 16th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 15 on 22nd.

Doddinton Mere near Nantwich = 71 on 15th.

Nantwich Boating Lake = 7 on 23rd.



Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Weather Records for July 2012 for Rope, Crewe, Cheshire

Lowest Night time Temperature = 7 degrees = 12-7-12.

Highest Day time Temperature = 28 degrees = 24-7-12.

Average Monthly Minimum Temperature = 11.5 degrees.

Average Monthly Maxinum Temperature = 19.6 degrees.

Highest Gust Speed = 21 MPH = WSW = 1st and 17th July.

Rainfall for July = 6.64 inches = 166 mm.

Wettest Day = 1.54 inches = 38.6 mm.

Total Rainfall for 2012 = 23.61 Inches = 590.25 mm. 

All temperatures in degrees Centigrade

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Mute Swan Ringing in Cheshire June 2012

The Following Swans were ringed by the Cheshire Swan Study Group in June.

At Spike Island, Runcorn = CCN2 as a second year male. A retrap.

At Acre Dell pools near Congleton = CCN3 as a second year male.
                                                     = CCN4 and CCN5 both as a males of unknown age - retraps.
                                                   
At Astbury Mere, Congleton = CCN6 as a second year female.

On the Canal in Middlewich = CCN7 as a third year male.
                                           = CCN8 as a second year male.

At Doddington Mere near Nantwich = CCN9 as a female of unknown age.
                                                        = CCP0 as a male of unknown age.


Highest Site Counts in June were : -

Acre Dell Pools near Congleton = 46 on 4th.

Astbury Mere, Congleton = 19 on 4th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 12 on 11th.

Doddington Mere near Nantwich = 70 on 14th.

Middlewich Canal = 19 on 1st.

Nantwich Boating Lake = 7 on 30th.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Weather Records for June 2012 at Rope, Crewe, Cheshire

All Temperatures in Degrees Centigrade.

Lowest Night Temperature = 7.6 = 5th.
Highest Day Temperature = 24.6 = 28th.
Average Minimum Monthly Temperature = 10.3.
Average Maximum Monthly Temperature = 17.6.
Highest Gust Speed = 30MPH = WSW = 1740 hrs = 8th.
Rainfall for June = 6.82 inches = 170.4mm.
Wettest day = 0.96 inches = 24.1mm.
Total for 2012 = 16.97 inches = 424.25 mm.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey Highlights June 2012

The Highlights of the South Cheshire Wetland Bird Survey(WeBS) counted during the weekend of 23rd and 24th of June 2012.

Arclid Sand Quarry near Sandbach = 2 Little Ringed Plovers.

Burleydam Pool near Whitchurch = 1 Curlew.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 1 Redshank.

Quoisley Meres near Whitchurch = 2 Kingfishers.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Mute Swan ringing in Cheshire May 2012

The following swans were ringed by the Cheshire Swan Study Group in May.

At Redes Mere near Macclesfield = CCL4 a second year male. CCL5 a second year female.

At Astbury mere, Congleton = CCL6 a scond year male. CCL8 a second year female.

At Acre Dell pools near Congleton = CCL7 a retrap of a female of unknown age.

On the canal in Middlewich = CCL9 a second year male.

At Queens Park in Crewe = CCN  a control as a male of unknown age.

At Nantwich Boating Lake = CCN1 a retrap of a second year male.

Highest known counts in Cheshire.

Acre Dell Pools near Congleton = 46 on 26th.

Astbury mere, Congleton = 20 on 14th.

Barmere near Whitchurch = 28 on 5th.

Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 40 on 21st.

Doddington mere near Nantwich = 57 on 31st.

Middlewich canal = 32 on 7th.

Nantwich Boating Lake = 9 on 11th.

Neumanns Flash, Northwich = 38 on 27th.

Shotwick Boating Lake near Chester = 50 on 17th.