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The beginning of her story...
Cornelia's egg was artifically incubated at WWT Welney from 27 April 2018 until she hatched on 29 May.
Back to the wild...
One of the youngest birds of 2018, Cornelia was part of group three along with her three siblings Chopstick, Chalky and Caramel. This group was released at the Nene Washes on 27 June. Cornelia is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.
And her story continues...
May 2019. Cornelia is back at the Nene Washes.
June 2019. Cornelia has paired with a wild male and is nesting at the Nene Washes.
Will she return to the Nene in 2020?
How was she named?
Cornelia was originally called Cornelius using a suggestion by @bogbumper on Twitter. The name was adapted slightly when we realised she was female on her return in 2019.