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 the largest numbers.

Graham Rees 

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

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