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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Top birds on Anglesey 14 and 15 May

Cemlyn Nature Reserve - 14th May.

Mediterranean Gull, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Sandwich Tern, Red Breasted Merganser, Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Dunlin, Wheatear, Gannet and Whimbrel.

RSPB South Stack Nature Reserve - 15th May.

Gannet, Shag, Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake, Fulmar, Chough, Skylark, StonechatWheatear, Meadow Pipit and Raven.

Little Ringed Plover



Saturday, 5 May 2012

Mute Swan ringing in Cheshire April 2012

6 swans were ringed in Cheshire during April as follows(All green colour rings).

CCJ8 as a male of unknown age as a retrap at the Nantwich Boating Lake.
CCJ9 as a second year female at Spike Island, Runcorn.
CCL0 as a male of unknown age at the canal in Whixall in North Shropshire.
CCL1 as a second year female at Spike Island, Runcorn.
CCL2 as a feamle of unknown age at Spike Island, Runcorn.
CCL6 as a second year male at Astbury mere, Congleton.

Maximum site counts.

Acre Dell pools, Congleton = 36 on 14th.
Astbury Mere, Congleton = 16 on 30th.
Baddiley Meres near Nantwich = 15 on 7th.
Barmere near Whitchurch = 29 on 30th.
Canal in Middlewich = 28 on 4th.
Doddington Mere, Nantwich = 19 on 19th.
Nantwich Boating Lake = 10 on 17th.

If anyone would like a full copy of the Cheshire Swan Study Group report for 2011, please Email me on

                                                              The canal in Middlewich

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Birdwatching at Burleydam pool near Whitchurch. 3-5-12

Birds seen at Burleydam pool.

Shelduck = 11.  Coot = 6.  Canada Geese = 2.  Herring Gull = 1.  Lapwing = 2.  Tufted duck = 4.
Mallard = 2.  Whimbrel = 7. Skylark, Swallow, Sand Martin, Sand Martin, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting,


Four of the seven Whimbrels seen. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

April 2012 Weather records for Rope, Crewe, Cheshire

All temperatures in degrees Centigrade.

Lowest night Temperature = - 1.4 = 6-4-12.
Highest day Temperature = 17.1 = 30-4-12.
Average Minimum monthly Temperature = 4.4.
Average Maximum monthly Temperature = 11.4.
Highest Gust Speed = 33 MPH = NNE = 4-4-12.
Rainfall for month = 86.8 mm = 3.47 inches.
Total Rainfall for 2012 = 8.83 inches.
Total sunshire = 157.3 hours.