Sex: Female

Hatch date: 9 May 2017

Release date: 12 Jun 2017

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: RSPB Pilot Project, Jun 2021

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

Photo credit:
Jonathan Taylor/RSPB

The beginning of her story...
Earith's egg was collected from the RSPB Nene Washes in April 2017 and she hatched at WWT Welney on 9 May 2017.

Back to the wild...
Earith was released on 12 June 2017 on Lady Fen at WWT Welney. Earith is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.

And her story continues...
May to June 2018. She is breeding at the RSPB Pilot Project site, adjacent to the Ouse Washes. She is paired with a wild male and fledges one chick!
July 2018. She visits Silt Fen and WWT Welney's Ouse Washes reserve.
March 2019. She is spotted near Valencia in Spain.
May 2019. Earith is back at the RSPB Ouse Washes where she is nesting.
March 2020. Earith's daughter from 2018 (see photo in the gallery below) is spotted at WWT Welney.
April 2020. Earith is back at the RSPB Pilot Project site (adjacent to the Ouse Washes), paired with an un-ringed male.
May to June 2020. Earith breeds at the RSPB Pilot Project and fledges three chicks!
April to June 2021. Earith breeds again on the RSPB Pilot Project site near the Ouse Washes.
April to June 2022. Earith breeds at the RSPB Pilot Project site and fledges two more chicks!
April to May 2023. Earith again breeds at the RSPB Pilot Project site and fledges another chick. (Earith's daughter from 2018 has bred at Welney every year since her return in 2019!)

How was she named?
Earith was named after a village at the western end of the Ouse Washes. The two drainage channels, the Old and New Bedford Rivers, that run either side of the Ouse Washes begin at Earith, leaving the River Great Ouse and rejoining at the Denver Sluice.


Latest update: 3/7/21