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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Swan ringing at RSPCA, Nantwich on 23-1-11

13 swans were ringed on 23-1-11 at RSPCA prior to their release over the next few days. These comprised of 10 of last years cygnets and 3 adults. All of these swans will be released at various sites in Cheshire except for 3 which will be released in North Wales.

All swans ringed in Cheshire are ringed with two rings. One is a metal BTO ring which should last the swans lifetime and the other a plastic green Darvic ring with a number/letter combination so that it can be read in the field.
Any one reporting any rings to me giving me the colour and character combination, site, date and number of swans in the flock will receive a full history of the bird/s. Many thanks from David.

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Weather Records for 2010 recorded at Rope, Crewe, Cheshire.

Weather Records for 2010

Minimum average temperature 2010 = 4.83 Centigrade.
Maximum average temperature 2010 = 13.41 Centigrade.
Lowest recorded temperature 2010 = - 13.2 Centigrade in January.
Total rainfall for 2010 = 27.61 inches.(25.7 inches in 2009)
Total number of frosted recorded on and below 0 C = 82.