Estragon

Sex: Male

Hatch date: 23 May 2018

Release date: 19 June 2018

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: WWT Welney, June 2019

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

Estragon
Photo credit: Project Godwit/WWT
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The beginning of his story...
Unable to nest on the Nene Washes due to flooding, Estragon's parents nested on nearby farmland. His egg, caked in mud, was carefully cleaned and incubated at WWT Welney. He hatched on 23 May 2018.

Back to the wild...
He was released on 19 June at Lady Fen, WWT Welney with 20 other birds. Estragon is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.

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

Will he return to the fens and find a mate in 2020?

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

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Latest update: 25/4/19