Chasewater Wildlife
Information about the wildlife of biodiversity-rich Chasewater and surrounding areas of south Staffordshire in the English Midlands.
Site last updated  
13 May 2022


Information Needed! We need your records and sightings and welcome information from Chasewater's visitors regarding all species of flora and fauna.

 

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Chasewater's Deer

 

Cuckoo Bank 

 

Two drake Garganey on April 13th (GE)
AVIAN INFLUENZA - latest news (25th April)
The UK's greatest ever Avian Influenza or 'Bird Flu' epidemic has greatly affected much of the country as well as Europe. The H5NI virus originated in domestic poultry in China and has increasingly infected migratory wild birds causing it, and other variants, to spread extensively through Asia, Europe and Africa.
The virus is spread by direct contact or through contaminated body fluids and faeces. Please do not feed the wildfowl as this concentrates them closely together and will spread the virus. Our local Mute Swan herd has reduced from 63 birds on November 5th to 12 on April 14th.
The table shows how the epidemic has developed with each case involving many birds.
Week Cases Total
43 of 2021 6 6
44 9 15
45 13 28
46 29 57
47 34 (including Chasewater) 91
48 40 131
49 24 155
50 18 173
51 16 189
52 16  205
1 of 2022 23 228
2 20 248
3 15 263
4 18 281
5 21 302
6 20 322
7 13 336
8 19 355
9 17 372
10 14 386
11 14 400
12 11 411
13 14 425
14 19 444
15 10 454
16 6 460
17 14 474
18 7 481
 According to the Defra website the epidemic appears to be on the wane, but still present, in the wild bird population.
Throughout the UK there are currently still 117 cases in captive birds resulting in all birds on the premises being culled.
If you see ill or dead birds, don't touch but contact the Rangers on 01543 370737 or 01543 452302 or call Defra's national dead wild bird helpline on 03459 33 55 77 (option 7).

 

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