Shoveler 2003-07 breeding

Anas clypeata – HWYADEN LYDANBIG – Winter visitor and sparse breeder

Comparison with previous atlas:

1984-882003-07
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 (County bird recorder 1981 to 2007)

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

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