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 are among the handsomest of our British Wild Ducks. We have always found this species most excellent for the table.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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