Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder
Comparison with previous atlas:
|No of tetrads occupied||2 (of 478)||2 (of 490)|
|Percentage of tetrads||0.4%||0.4%|
Shoveler have nested at several localities in the county in the past but in the last twenty years seem to have become confined to three places. During the 1984-88 survey breeding was confirmed at Skomer and Marloes Mere. The 2003-07 survey found confirmed nesting at Skomer and probable breeding at Skokholm and Marloes Mere.
Graham Rees (County bird recorder 1981 to 2007)