Morgan

Sex: Male

Hatch date: 19 May 2018

Release date: 19 June 2018

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: RSPB Ouse Washes, Jun 2019.

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

Morgan
Photo credit: Project Godwit/WWT
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The beginning of his story...
Unable to nest on the Nene Washes due to flooding, Morgan'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...
Morgan was released with the largest group of 2018, including his three siblings: Mo, Myrtle and Mopsy. The 21 birds were released on Lady Fen at WWT Welney on 19 June. Morgan is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.

And his story continues...
August 2018. Morgan is spotted in southern England at the Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, Hampshire (read the blog here).
June 2019. Morgan is spotted at the RSPB Ouse Washes reserve.

Where is he spending the winter? Will he return to the Fens in 2020?

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

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Latest update: 2/12/18