Sex: Male

Hatch date: 29 May 2018

Release date: 27 June 2018

Release site: RSPB Nene Washes

Latest sighting: Austria, July 2019

Guardian: not yet, become a Guardian

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The beginning of his story...
Unable to nest on the Nene Washes due to flooding, Jersey's parents nested on nearby farmland. His egg, caked in mud, was carefully cleaned and incubated at WWT Welney, and hatched on 29 May 2018.

Back to the wild...
Jersey was released with his sister Maris and brother Desiree back at the Nene Washes on 27 June. This was the first release at the Nene Washes and included 15 birds in total.

And his story continues...
May 2019. After no sightings since summer 2018, Jersey is spotted in Bavaria, Germany - more information.
July 2019. Jersey has been seen in Burgenland, in Austria!

How was he named?
In 2018, the eggs collected from arable farmland were so muddy they resembled potatoes, and were affectionately called 'the potatoes' by our project aviculturists! In honour of this, we named one brood Chip, Rosti and Wedge, and another Maris, Desiree and Jersey.


Latest update: 10/6/19