Birch

Sex: Female

Hatch date: 20 May 2018

Release date: 19 June 2018

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: Nene Washes, Apr 2019

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

Birch
Photo credit: WWT
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The beginning of her story...
Birch's egg was collected from the RSPB Nene Washes on 27 April 2018, and hatched 23 days later on 20 May.

Back to the wild...
Birch was released with the largest group of 2018, including her brother Budly. The 21 birds were released on Lady Fen at WWT Welney on 19 June. Birch is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.

And her story continues...
April 2019. Birch is spotted at the RSPB Nene Washes and appears to be paired with an un-ringed male.

Will she nest in 2019? Will her brother Budly also make it back?

How was she named?
Birch was suggested by @SuestephensonM when we asked for name ideas on social media.

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Latest update: 17/4/2019