Sex: Female

Hatch date: 8 May 2017

Release date: 12 Jun 2017

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: WWT Welney, Jun 2021

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

Photo credit:
Mark Whiffin/RSPB

The beginning of her story...
Remi's egg was collected from the RSPB Nene Washes in 2017, and was one of the first eggs to hatch at WWT Welney, on 8 May.

Back to the wild...
Remi was released into the wild on 12 June 2017, alongside 24 other young godwits. Remi is the sister of Denver and Nelson, also released in 2017.

And her story continues...
April 2018. She is spotted near Doel, Belgium.
May 2018. She has arrived at the Nene Washes breeding site.
June 2018. She is paired with a wild-reared male and they are raising chicks!
April 2019. Remi is back at the Nene Washes with a wild-reared male.
May 2019. Remi and her partner are nesting at the Nene Washes.
June & July 2019. She's seen at the Ouse Washes.
November 2019. Remi is seen in Ndioum, Senegal.
February 2020. Remi is seen at the Giganta rice fields near the Tagus Estuary in Portugal.
March 2020. She's back! Remi is spotted back in the Fens at WWT Welney.
April 2020. Remi continues to be spotted at WWT Welney.
June 2020. Remi moves to RSPB Ouse Washes.
March to May 2021. Remi breeds at the RSPB Nene Washes.
June 2021. Remi has headed over to WWT Welney.

How was she named?
Remi was named for the unexpected location she visited in March 2018 - near Doel, Belgium. Remi is the surname of famous Belgian Georges Prosper Remi, best known for The Adventures of Tintin, and its also the name of a Belgic people that used to live in the area.


Latest update: 3/7/21