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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.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Weather Records for May 2012 at Rope, Crewe, Cheshire

All Temperatures in degrees Centigrade.

Lowest Night Temperature = - 0.5 = 5th.
Highest Day Temperature = 26.1 = 23rd.
Average Minimum Monthly Temperature = 7.05.
Average Maximum Montly Temperature = 16.9.
Rainfall = 1.32 inches = 33 mm.
Total rainfall for 2012 = 10.2 inches.

Sunshine and highest Gust speed not available due to Weather Station problems.