Gadwall – 2003-07 breeding

Anas strepera – HWYADEN LWYD – Winter visitor, has bred

Comparison with previous atlas:

1984-882003-07
Breeding confirmed
Breeding probable2
Breeding possible
No of tetrads occupied (of 478)2 (of 490)
Percentage of tetrads%0.5%

In the breeding season gadwall favour lowland, shallow, eutrophic waters. They were suspected of attempted breeding at Marloes Mere from 1996 but it was not proven. Breeding was confirmed at Skomer in 2000, 2001 and 2004, the latter during the 2003-07 survey, when they also probably bred at Bosherston, though no ducklings were seen.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

Rees, et al. 2008, Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pembrokeshire 2003-07. Pembrokeshire Bird Group.

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