Shoveling shovelers!

10th December 2004, Friday

One of the key birds for the Rye Bay area is the shoveler duck.

It is named in the SPA description for the Dungeness to Pett Level site, see http://www.jncc.gov.uk/UKSPA/sites/England/UK9012091.htm

(Shoveler Anas clypeata, 419 individuals representing at least 1.0% of the wintering Northwestern/Central Europe population (5 year peak mean 1991/2 – 1995/6))

At the moment there are up to 160 shoveling away just at Ternery Pool .

Shoveling shovelers!