Sex: Female

Hatch date: 28 May 2018

Release date: 27 Jun 2018

Release site: RSPB Nene Washes

Latest sighting: Portugal, Feb 2021.

Guardians: Owlets Class of Hilgay Riverside Academy and Years 3 & 4 of Millfield Primary School

Photo credit: WWT

The beginning of her story...
Caramel's egg was artifically incubated at WWT Welney from 27 April 2018 until hatch day on 28 May.

Back to the wild...
One of the youngest birds of 2018, Caramel was part of group three along with her three siblings Cornelia, Chalky and Chopstick. This group was released at the Nene Washes on 27 June. Caramel is fitted with a geolocator so, in future, may help us map the godwits' migratory route.

And her story continues...
September 2018. Caramel is spotted in Porte-en-Re, France.
June 2020. After no sightings for nearly two years, Caramel is back in the Fens! She is spotted at RSPB Ouse Washes.
February 2021. Caramel is seen in Portugal.

How was she named?
Caramel was suggested by @loopylja when we asked for name ideas on social media. The perfect word to describe the beautiful colour of godwit plumage in the summer!


Latest update: 3/7/21