Sex: Female

Hatch date: 11 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:
Jerry Lanfear

The beginning of her story...
Lady's egg was collected from the RSPB Nene Washes in April 2017, and hatched on 11 May at WWT Welney.

Back to the wild...
Lady was released into the wild on Lady Fen alongside 24 other young godwits on 12 June. She was released with her brothers Delph and Manea.

And her story continues...
July 2017. She is seen at RSPB Old Hall Marshes, alongside her brother Manea.
February 2018. She is spotted at two sites near the Tagus River in Portugal.
March 2018. She's seen near the Charante River in France.
May 2018. She returns to her release site, WWT Welney's Lady Fen and is seen on the Ouse Washes. It looks like she has paired up with Nelson.
June 2018. She's seen again at the Ouse Washes and also at Dunkirk,
near Ely.
April 2019. And she's back. Lady is spotted on Lady Fen back at the Ouse Washes for the 2019 breeding season.
May 2019: Lady and Nelson are back together at WWT Lady Fen.
April 2020. Lady is spotted back at Lady Fen, Welney with Nelson, but both move to the RSPB Pilot Project site (adjacent to the Ouse Washes) and appear to be breeding.
May to June 2020. Lady has headed over to WWT Welney.
February 2021. Lady is spotted in Portugal.
March 2021. Lady is back in the Fens, stopping first at WWT Welney.
April to June 2021. Lady spends the breeding season at the RSPB Pilot Project site.

How was she named?
Lady was named after the beautiful Lady Fen, a wet grassland site created adjacent to the Ouse Washes and the project's primary release site. Lady Fen is part of the WWT Welney reserve.


Latest update: 3/7/21