Ruddy Shelduck – 1994

Tadorna ferrugineaHwyaden Goch yr EithinVagrant

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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Ruddy Shelduck – 1894

RUDDY SHELDRAKE, Tadorna casarca – Accidental visitor.

During the summer of 1892, a large number of Ruddy Sheldrakes visited this country, an immigration almost as extraordinary in its way as the incursions of Pallas’ Sandgrouse, and flocks appeared at many places on all the coasts of England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, and many examples were shot. One was obtained out of a small flock near St. David’s during the month of July that year. These birds had probably come from North Africa.

This beautiful species, which also bears the name of the Brahminy Duck, and is abundant in India, is commonly kept on ornamental ponds, and the few occurrences which had been previously noted in this kingdom have been usually regarded as escapes.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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Ruddy Shelduck – 1994

Tadorna ferruginea – Hwyaden Goch yr Eithin – Vagrant 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 […]

Ruddy Shelduck – 1894

RUDDY SHELDRAKE, Tadorna casarca – Accidental visitor. During the summer of 1892, a large number of Ruddy Sheldrakes visited this country, an immigration almost as extraordinary in its way as the incursions of Pallas’ Sandgrouse, and flocks appeared at many places on all the coasts of England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland, and many examples were shot. One was […]