Cheshire Swan Study Group News Sheet No 9 February 2012.
Since my last report in October, the Swan Study Group has ringed a total of 48 Swans including 27 cygnets, 7 adults, 11 second years and 3 third year birds.
There was 9 retrap.
The maximum counts of flocks of Mute swans since October are as follows.
Acre Dell Pools, Congleton = 46 on 23rd October, 42 on 26th November, 43 on 10th December and 52 on 28th January.
Astbury, Congleton = 10 on 23rd October, 15 on 27th November and 14 on 22nd January.
Canal in Middlewich = 26 on 26th October, 37 on 28th November, 33 on 11th December and 62 on 22nd January.
Comber Mere = 5 on 20th November, 19 on 12 December and 8 on 9th January.
Doddington Mere, Nantwich = 31 on 31st October, 31 on 7th November, 33 on 2nd December and 37 on 28th January.
Nantwich Boating Lake = 13 on 21st October, 14 on 19th November, 10 on 1st December and 10 on 8th January.
Quoisley Meres near Whitchurch = 45 on 17th October, 42 on 21st November, 36 on 19th December and 5 on 16th January.
Redes Mere, Macclesfield = 24 on 16th October, 15 on 20th November, 9 on 18th December and 8 on 15th January.
The Cheshire Swan Study Group Report for 2011 will be available either by email or post from march onwards, please contact me if you require a copy.
Sightings of all Swans should be sent to:- David Cookson.
Email = Cheshireswans@aol.com giving details of place (6 fig map ref) , colour/character combination of ring and, if with other swans, total number present in flock. All sightings will receive a printout of the history for the relevant bird(s).
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