Sex: Male

Hatch date: 20 May 2018

Release date: 19 June 2018

Release site: Lady Fen, WWT Welney

Latest sighting: WWT Welney, July 2020

Guardian: Hillcrest Primary School - Pluto Class

Photo credit: WWT

The beginning of his story...
Budly's egg was collected from the RSPB Nene Washes on 27 April 2018, and hatched 23 days later on 20 May.

Back to the wild...
Budly was released with the largest group of 2018, including his sister Birch. The 21 birds were released on Lady Fen at WWT Welney on 19 June. Budly is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.

And his story continues...
October 2018. Budly is spotted in France.
April 2019. Budly is again seen in France.
May 2019. Budly is back at WWT Welney!
June 2019. Budly is spending the summer at WWT Welney.
November 2019. Budly is reported from Route de L'Estuaire, France.
May to July 2020. Budly is back at WWT Welney for another season!

How was he named?
Budly was suggested by @scott_eddowes when we asked for name ideas on social media.


Latest update: 3/7/21