Budly

Sex: Male

Hatch date: 20 May 2018

Release date: 19 June 2018

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: France, Apr 2019

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

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Photo credit: WWT
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The beginning of his story...
Budly'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...
Budly was released with the largest group of 2018, including his sister Birch. The 21 birds were released on Lady Fen at WWT Welney on 19 June. Budly is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.

And his story continues...
October 2018. Budly is spotted in France.
April 2019. Budly is again seen in France.

Will he make it back to the UK to breed in 2019?

How was he named?
Budly was suggested by @scott_eddowes when we asked for name ideas on social media.

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Latest update: 17/10/2018