A Total of 11 Swans were ringed in Cheshire in December 2011.
1 was retrapped on the canal in Middlewich as a male of unknown age = CCD1.
3 were ringed at Hankelow Hall near Audlem as 2 females and one male cygnet = CCB1, CCB2 and CCB3.
2 were ringed at Spike Island near Runcorn as males of unknown age = CCB3 + CCB4.
1 was ringed at Astbury mere, Congleton as a third year female = CCB5.
2 were ringed at Nantwich Boating Lake. One as a male cygnet = CCB6. The other was a female of unknown age = CCB7.
2 cygnets were ringed later in december at the canal in Middlewich, one of each sex = CCB8 + CCB9.
Maximum counts round Cheshire were as follows.
Acre Dell pool near Congleton = 43 on 10th.
Canal, Middlewich = 33 on 11th.
Canal, Coole Pilate = 14 on 15th.
Comber Mere near Whitchurch = 19 on 12th.
Doddington mere near Nantwich = 33 on 11th.
Nantwich Boating Lake = 10 on 1st.
Quoisley meres near Whitchurch = 36 on 19th.
Redes Mere near Macclesfield = 12 on 27th.
Shotwick Fields near Chester = 50 Mutes and 36 Whooper Swans on 27th.
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
All Temperatures in degrees Centigrade.
Lowest Night Temperature = -3.4 on 17th.
Highest Day Temperature = 14 on 26th.
Average Minimum Month Temperature = 3.23.
Average Maximum Month Temperature = 8.94.
Highest Gust Speed = 43 MPH - WSW on 8th.
Months Rainfall = 3.84 inches / 96.1 mm.
Total Rainfall for 2011 = 24.57 inches.
Sunshine = 59.2 hours.