Sex: Male

Hatch date: 19 May 2018

Release date: 19 June 2018

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: WWT Welney, July 2019.

Guardian: Townley School and Pre-school - Hawker Class


The beginning of his story...
Unable to nest on the Nene Washes due to flooding, Dill's parents nested on nearby farmland. His egg, caked in mud, was carefully cleaned and incubated at WWT Welney. He hatched on 19 May 2018.

Back to the wild...
Dill was released on 19 June at Lady Fen, WWT Welney with 20 other birds.

And his story continues...
April 2019. Dill is spotted back at his release site, Lady Fen at WWT Welney.
June 2019. Dill is spending the summer at WWT Welney.

Where will Dill spend the winter? Will he return in 2020 and find a mate?

How was he named?
Dill was suggested by Morwenna Bradshaw via Twitter when we asked for name ideas on social media.


    Latest update: 25/4/19