Shoveler

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder

Shoveler – winter

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder The shoveler has a breeding range that extends through Eurasia and Western north America. In general, it migrates well to the south for the winter with a few areas, such as Britain, the Netherlands and the west coast of America seeing birds all year […]

Shoveler 2003-07 breeding

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 2 1 Breeding probable 1 Breeding possible No of tetrads occupied 2 (of 478) 2 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 0.4% 0.4% Shoveler have nested at several localities in the county in the past but in […]

Shoveler – 1994

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 2 Breeding probable Breeding possible No of tetrads occupied 2 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 0.4% Mathew (1894) regarded the Shoveler as being “not very common”. Mackworth Praed (1946) writing about Orielton decoy stated that the Shoveler was comparatively rare before […]

Shoveler – 1980s winter

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder The BTO winter atlas showed that Shovelers were present in fresh water and estuarine10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darkest colour for each 10km square represents 8-34 birds seen in a day, Marloes Mere being the site that regularly held […]

Shoveler – 1949

Spatula clypeata Not very numerous winter visitor, chiefly on the coast and to Skokholm and Skomer.  Regular visitor to Orielton (over one hundred there 30 Jan 1939). A few pairs breed, eg three or four three-quarters grown young shot Dowrog, 1904, nest and eggs found Angle 8 June 1931 (Bertram Lloyd), adults seen in June […]

Shoveler – 1894

SHOVELLER, Spatula clypeata – A winter visitor, not very common. Occasionally the Shoveller deserts the sea wrack on the coast, and comes inland to feed on the fresh water ponds, and one day when Woodcock-shooting at Trecwn, we disturbed three Mallard Shovellers from the small lake at the head of the cover. In their full adult plumage the Mallard Shovellers […]

Shoveler

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder