Ruddy Shelduck – 1994

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Mathew (1984) records one shot from a small flock near St Davids in July 1892, a year in which there was a widespread invasion of north-west Europe by Ruddy Shelducks which can be regarded as truly wild birds.

Single birds at Newgale in 1955 and at the Nevern Estuary in 1979, the latter courting a female Shelduck, were of suspect origin, and one at the Gann from 1989 to 1992 was known to have come from a nearby collection.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

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