Tadorna tadorna – HWYADEN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident and winter visitor.
The latest totals from the Wetland Bird Survey in Pembrokeshire – and the average counts for the past ten seasons.
Tadorna tadorna – HWYADEN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident and winter visitor. Shelduck in Pembrokeshire winter mainly on the Cleddau Estuary, with a few being recorded on the Teifi and Nevern Estuaries, and one or two occasionally on fresh-water sites. In the 1980s birds would typically start arriving in November, with about a thousand present by January. […]
Tadorna tadorna – HWYADEN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident and winter visitor. Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 21 23 Breeding probable 10 13 Breeding possible 13 14 No of tetrads occupied 44 (of 478) 50 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 9.2% 10.2% In Pembrokeshire, Shelducks are strongly associated with estuaries, in particular the Milford […]
Tadorna tadorna – HWYADEN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident and winter visitor. 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 21 Breeding probable 10 Breeding possible 13 No of tetrads occupied 44 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 9.2% Mathew (1894) noted breeding on the Cleddau Estuary and that it had been seen at Goodwick and Orielton, suggesting Shelducks were not common at […]
Tadorna tadorna – HWYADEN YR EITHIN – Breeding resident and winter visitor The BTO winter atlas showed that Shelducks were predominantly present in estuarine 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darkest colour in a 10km square represents over 81 birds seen in a day. More about Shelduck in Pembrokeshire
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable Yellow = breeding possible More about the Shelduck in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
COMMON SHELDRAKE, Tadorna cornuta – Resident. This handsome duck has been seen by Sir Hugh Owen, on the sands at Goodwick. Mr. Dix states that a pair or two nest on sand-hills below Milford Haven. Numbers nest on sandhills near Laugharne, just beyond the eastern borders of the county, in Carmarthenshire. A Sheldrake was captured, with other fowl, on Orielton […]