Sex: Male

Hatch date: 11 May 2017

Release date: 12 Jun 2017

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: Ouse Washes, Apr 2019

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

Photo credit:
Jonathan Taylor/RSPB

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

Back to the wild...
Manea was released on 12 June 2017 alongside 24 other young godwits, including his siblings Delph and Lady.

And his story continues...
July 2017. He is seen at RSPB Old Hall Marshes, with sister Lady.
March 2018. He is spotted near Montpellier in France.
May to July 2018. He is spending the summer on the Ouse Washes.
April 2019. He's back at the Ouse Washes, spotted at WWT Welney.

How was he named?
Manea (pronounced "may-nee") was named after the village Manea, the closest village to the RSPB Pilot Project site, a wet grassland site created adjacent to the Ouse Washes.


Latest update: 17/4/19