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The beginning of her story...
Remi's egg was collected from the RSPB Nene Washes in 2017, and was one of the first eggs to hatch at WWT Welney, on 8 May.
And her story continues...
April 2018. She is spotted near Doel, Belgium.
May 2018. She has arrived at the Nene Washes breeding site.
June 2018. She is paired with a wild-reared male and they are raising chicks!
April 2019. Remi is back at the Nene Washes with a wild-reared male.
May 2019. Remi and her partner are nesting at the Nene Washes.
June & July 2019. She's seen at the Ouse Washes.
November 2019. Remi is seen in Ndioum, Senegal.
February 2020. Remi is seen at the Giganta rice fields near the Tagus Estuary in Portugal.
March 2020. She's back! Remi is spotted back in the Fens at WWT Welney. April 2020. Remi continues to be spotted at WWT Welney. June 2020. Remi moves to RSPB Ouse Washes.
How was she named?
Remi was named for the unexpected location she visited in March 2018 - near Doel, Belgium. Remi is the surname of famous Belgian Georges Prosper Remi, best known for The Adventures of Tintin, and its also the name of a Belgic people that used to live in the area.