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The beginning of his story...
Delph's egg was collected from RSPB Nene Washes in April 2017, and hatched at WWT Welney on 11 May 2018.
Back to the wild...
Delph was released on 12 June 2017 at WWT Welney alongside 24 other young godwits. Delph is the brother of Manea and Lady. Delph was the first headstarted black-tailed godwit seen back at the project sites in 2018.
And his story continues...
February 2018. He is seen at two sites in Portugal, near the Tagus Estuary.
April 2018. He arrives at the Ouse Washes.
May and June 2018. He spends the summer on the Ouse Washes and Lady Fen.
April 2019. He's spotted back at Lady Fen.
February 2020. Delph is seen at the Giganta rice fields near the Tagus Estuary in Portugal.
April 2020. Delph is back at Lady Fen, WWT Welney.
May 2020. He's spotted again at WWT Welney.
June to July 2020. Delph pairs with Anouk and fledges one chick at WWT Welney.
February 2021. Delph is spotted in Portugal.
March to June 2021. Delph is back breeding at WWT Welney.
How was he named?
Delph was named after the River Delph, a river that runs between the New and Old Bedford Rivers. When Delph was first spotted back at the Ouse Washes, the bank of the River Delph was just behind him.