Shoveler 2003-07 breeding

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder

Comparison with previous atlas:

Breeding confirmed21
Breeding probable1
Breeding possible
No of tetrads occupied2 (of 478)2 (of 490)
Percentage of tetrads0.4%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. 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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