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 the largest numbers.
Data collected by volunteers for the BTO. Lack, P. 1986 Atlas of wintering birds in Britain and Ireland. T & A.D. Poyser.